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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    The real incentive of wind turbines is that the tax credits that they generate when they are installed. These credits are fully transferable and are sold for a discount to companies that will actually make $$$.
    Jun 10, 2013. 09:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    GMO needs to be labeled. Continue to eat GMO foods and you will have long term health problems. Not to mention that MON and ADM are through the free market patenting all of our food supply, while destroying several varieties of vegetables.
    May 30, 2013. 10:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    gas prices at the pump are in direct correlation to the capacity and efficiency of the refinery. Cheaper oil does mean cheaper gas but it is not a dollar for dollar deal. There is a ton of processing done to get it from a barrel of oil to a gallon of gas. Unfortunately most citizens do not realize this and just say "I want cheap gas".

    Also if the price of oil drops too low some of the plays become uneconomic and will not be developed.
    May 14, 2013. 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Tesla Model S Green? [View article]
    I can understand your position, but your intolerance of anyone's view but yourself is radical at the very least. So you propose to send all the old batteries to a solar city to store unused energy.. For what 10 years.. then what? Try to think long term that is the fundamental building block of energy policy

    Blowing the tops off of mountains exposing massive amounts of radiation that is common with production of Rare Earth Metals and the associated runoff of those sites is extremely dangerous and when operations are conducted in environmentally unfriendly China there is little to no regulation.

    Is it reasonable to ask the average American to spend money on retrofitting his house with solar panels on the assumption that he could possible make his money back in two, ten, twenty years. The underlying theme here is that if it is uneconomical but you have the means then this works. However if it is uneconomical and you DO NOT have the means then this is pie in the sky.

    I suggest to anyone interested that you read and study the applications of energy policy. It is fascinating and extremely complex.
    As a disclaimer I am for greener applications of energy but remain practical as with my investing.
    May 10, 2013. 05:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Tesla Model S Green? [View article]
    so after 8 years where are you going to put all of those batteries? please be specific
    May 10, 2013. 05:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Tesla Model S Green? [View article]
    123 Man and anderian

    A few questions for you

    where are all of the batteries going to go when they are exhausted. 5 to 6 years is my estimate

    Do you think that the mining for rare earth metals in China is more or less detrimental to the earth than producing oil and gas?

    What is your payback period for your solar installation?

    Have you ever read any book written by Vaclav Smil or Robert Bryce?
    May 9, 2013. 03:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Crademan,

    They could lease it just like anything else. The big solar fields are big in the west coast where much of the land is BLM and the govt has a hard on for inefficient green energy
    May 3, 2013. 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    The tax credits as I believe it are sold at .8 to .9 on the dollar
    May 3, 2013. 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    for the 15K you put into getting your PV wired into your house you are looking at a payback period of over 20 years. add in the government tax credit and it comes in a little shy of 20 years. Will you and your well off neighbors be living in your house for the next two decades??? Doubtful. Believe it or not the utilities actually want to you use less power, that way they do not have to upgrade or build new plants. Bob you need to study up a little more before you start getting in to energy policy. You are in over your head and this is not politics so you actually have to use facts instead of ideals.
    May 3, 2013. 12:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    what is the energy density of the wind field that powers those 250K homes. In other words how many acres of wind farm does it take to power 1 Home.

    to save you some time here, scale is a huge problem for renewable resources
    May 2, 2013. 03:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    then wind blows the strongest at night... that is when the power demand is at its lowest. Hot summer days when the wind dies, what do you do then?
    May 2, 2013. 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Bob - Decentralized or soft energy WILL NOT Work.

    The main reason that you see wind farms going up everywhere is that the tax breaks that are given to the wind companies are transferable and can be sold to other companies that actually turn a profit. Also the government is mandating that utilities diversify their power supply.

    Bob just because you believe in something does not make it right.
    May 2, 2013. 03:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    The original purpose of HTF is to add more liquidity to the market. It also acts as a hedge to minimize downside risk. Increased liquidity helps the retail investor, more than large commercial banks that can trade within their own book to move in and out of positions.
    Apr 24, 2013. 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Most holders of muni bonds are tax adverse so taking a loss on the San Bernie Bonds will more than likely boost their returns net of tax.
    Apr 23, 2013. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Blue Sky - The automobile was invented out of necessity due to big cities being overran with horse manure. The auto was more environmentally friendly to the urban centers and soon horses and there emissions disappeared in urban areas.
    Apr 17, 2013. 12:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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