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  • I support green energy and I wish to see it more fully implemented.

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  • I support green energy in theory, but think it needs more research to live up to expectations.

    17 54.84%
  • I don't really support green energy, because I don't believe we need it.

    0 0%
  • I actively dislike green energy, because I like the energy sources I use now.

    0 0%
  • Green energy? Is that like when you eat your vegetables?

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    I support green energy but mainly not for environmental reasons. I wish to see it more fully implemented and also think more R&D needs to happen but as its more fully implemented, that very factor is driving more R&D.

    Much of the green energy offerings are like all new technology we've seen, a bit pricey at first. PC, cell phones, HDTVs, digital cameras, etc. Although I might not be 100% on board with their motives, I honor and thank those with greater means than me for their investment in these new technologies. Because of their purchases today, purchases in green technology for myself and others will be more affordable tomorrow. I also support government incentives to encourage green energy sector growth as I would have supported the Interstate Highway System and NASA.
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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    i fully support it. there's a giant wind farm right next to my town.

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    This is a really simple poll this time: Do you support green energy, and why or why not?

    Could be anything from switching from fossil fuels to wind, solar, and nuclear energy, to going for electric cars instead of petrol-based combustion engines. Included as a bonus, recycling and water treatment, etc.

    That's it: Go.

    For those who live in the country or rural areas electric cars are a joke. Wind power, as a kid we had a wind mill that pumped water out of our well. But wind was very unreliable and we switched over to a jet pump. I can go 300 miles or more on a tank of gas, spend 5 minutes filling the tank back up and go another 300. I think before I would by an electric car it would have to be able to do the same. It would have to be priced about the same also. I'll not pay 50,000 for something that uses less gas, hybrid or something like that when I can spend 20,000 and get an old fashioned car.

    I think green energy may have a future, but its future is a long way away. I also firmly believe its fate should be determined by supply and demand and not some dumb law or regulation coming from Washington. I will support green energy is it is convenient, cheat or at least costs about the same to install and run as what I use today and is easy to use. That it lasts and repairs are not needed on a daily basis.

    Recycling I will address later.
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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    This is a really simple poll this time: Do you support green energy, and why or why not?

    Could be anything from switching from fossil fuels to wind, solar, and nuclear energy, to going for electric cars instead of petrol-based combustion engines. Included as a bonus, recycling and water treatment, etc.

    That's it: Go.
    You didn't give an option for people like me. I am all for green energy winning over the market by being a better value than traditional energy. I just don't think that being labeled "green", however, is sufficient reason to pay more for it. When green energy is a more cost effective alternative to more traditional energy sources, the market will overwhelmingly accept it.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    This is a really simple poll this time: Do you support green energy, and why or why not?

    Could be anything from switching from fossil fuels to wind, solar, and nuclear energy, to going for electric cars instead of petrol-based combustion engines. Included as a bonus, recycling and water treatment, etc.

    That's it: Go.
    Here is something to think about between today and yesterday, say the 1950's on being green and recycling. It is a cute read and I can remember everything this says.
    BEING GREEN!


    Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.


    The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."


    The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.


    She was right - our generation didn't have the 'green thing' in its day.


    Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.


    But we didn't have the 'green thing' back in our day.


    Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.


    But too bad we didn't do the 'green thing' back then.


    We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.


    But she was right. We didn't have the 'green thing' in our day.


    Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.


    But that young lady is right; we didn't have the 'green thing' back in our day.


    Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.


    But she's right; we didn't have the 'green thing' back then.


    We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.


    But we didn't have the 'green thing' back then.


    Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the 'green thing.' We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.


    But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the 'green thing' back then?


    Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person...


    We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off... especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.
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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Here is something to think about between today and yesterday, say the 1950's on being green and recycling. It is a cute read and I can remember everything this says.
    BEING GREEN!


    Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.


    The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."


    The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.


    She was right - our generation didn't have the 'green thing' in its day.


    Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.


    But we didn't have the 'green thing' back in our day.


    Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.


    But too bad we didn't do the 'green thing' back then.


    We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.


    But she was right. We didn't have the 'green thing' in our day.


    Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.


    But that young lady is right; we didn't have the 'green thing' back in our day.


    Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.


    But she's right; we didn't have the 'green thing' back then.


    We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.


    But we didn't have the 'green thing' back then.


    Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the 'green thing.' We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.


    But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the 'green thing' back then?


    Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person...


    We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off... especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.
    The bit at the end got me giggling -- all young'uns are tattooed and pierced (multiple times), and thus unqualified in their opinions.

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    The bit at the end got me giggling -- all young'uns are tattooed and pierced (multiple times), and thus unqualified in their opinions.
    multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much. Now this has happen to me several times. Not from a multiple pierced individual, but teen agers working the drive through.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much. Now this has happen to me several times. Not from a multiple pierced individual, but teen agers working the drive through.
    Hey, go figure, people without fully developed prefrontal cortexes are idiots.

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    This is a really simple poll this time: Do you support green energy, and why or why not?

    Could be anything from switching from fossil fuels to wind, solar, and nuclear energy, to going for electric cars instead of petrol-based combustion engines. Included as a bonus, recycling and water treatment, etc.

    That's it: Go.
    Nuclear Power is not Green energy.

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Nuclear Power is not Green energy.
    Correct. It is THE most environmentally danger of ALL power sources.

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