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cork289

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:26:23 PM

The Midwest has the potential for a thriving clean energy industry, but only if coherent policies are enacted at the state and federal level, clean-energy experts say.

Experts on the Midwestern clean-energy sector say the region stands to benefit because of its research universities, strong supply chains and a high level of manufacturing know-how.

But whether it does or not depends largely on policy-makers.

According to a report issued last week by Pew Charitable Trusts, hurdles to an expanded U.S. clean-energy sector include a lack of a national clean-energy standard and longstanding tax breaks for oil, gas and coal producers. Unless these and other issues are addressed, they could lead to billions of dollars of economic activity moving overseas, the analysis concluded.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:34:45 AM

If they think biomass is clean energy, they've never been to a biomass power plant.
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 4:20:17 AM

Roller coaster rides for all.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:02:06 AM

Politicians not policy-makers.
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Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:32:12 AM

Just give them more stimulus money and everything will be okay.
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Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 4:36:58 AM

Lack of policy? Well guess what. That trend will continue for another 4 years.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:47:10 AM

the rules differ from state to state, and sometimes from county to county within a state ........................
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:48:42 AM

It's high time to end the tax breaks and subsidies for Big Pollution and use some of that money to boost clean energy instead.
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whatif81
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:52:48 AM

ok
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:23:17 AM

Don't rely on Illinois policymakers.
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:18:37 AM

Seems to me it is more price and access to it.
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johnd900
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:03:43 AM

Seems to me that once again the gov't is getting involved where it shouldn't and slowing things down. Allow green energy to develop on it's own. If it's sustainable, which it's getting better all the time, then the investors will invest making the product better yet. But having the EPA and other gov't agencies stepping in and adding layers and layers of red tape inhibits innovation. This whole carbon credit BS wouldn't be needed, it's not needed really, just a money grab; but wouldn't be needed if "they" would get the hell out of the way.
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graceman
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:34:33 AM

Get it together guys!
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dh0770
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:28:29 AM

Whatever....tell some more lies and excuses to forward the progressive, ecoterrorists agenda!
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:15:31 AM

energy patriots will move onward regardless.
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Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:10:50 AM

What do you expect from this group of policy makers?
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cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:10:40 AM

Seems there have been, and still have, many tax breaks and incentives.
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:02:21 AM

Lack of consistent energy generating REALITY is holding back clean energy industry. But don't tell that to the tin-foil hat brainwashed green cult, they'll have your head on a platter.
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:54:10 PM

losing 3-4 current jobs for each new green job, makes no sense whatsoever
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:32:51 PM


It has been the same story since the energy crisis of 1973. Our Congress lacks the will and foresight to buck the lobbying and big money from Big Oil and Coal. We do need a true comprehensive national energy policy and plan that finally shifts to clean and abundant renewable energy. It is long overdue to stop sending our young men and women overseas to defend the "global energy supply" that we are completely and so dangerously hooked on!
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