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Tag: Bad Iniative
By JGillman, Section News
Even with the most outspoken Lansing politicos and union bosses flapping their yaps 24/7, Michigan clearly does not have what it takes to be 25x25.
The wind tunnel effect of prop 2 and 4 puffery by labor leaders smelling the money of forced union membership might seem to be enough to be filling the sails of prop 3, but alas, no amount of hot air, deep sighs or physical reality matches the required blow to make it happen. Prop 3 is a non starter from the physics sense alone:
"That's because almost the entire state of Michigan is "poor" or "marginal" for wind as a resource at 50 meters above ground (see image), according to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The information says Michigan's best wind opportunities at 50 meters, which would be classified as "excellent" and "outstanding," are all located offshore.But this doesn't matter to 25x25 proponents.
Its not the point.
The use of energy and accompanying pollution that must surely be generated by coal fired and natural gas generation must surely be stopped. Certainly, if we do that, then wind and solar technology by necessity will have to be improved or we all starve, lose our modern conveniences and health maintenance devices. (you know refrigeration, medical apparatus etc..) If only we would understand "necessity is the mother of invention", damn it!
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By JGillman, Section News
Things are looking brighter in our great lakes state. Unless, of course, one wants to use a light bulb to make it so.
A demand for engineers in Michigan:
"Andrew Watt says he figures the shelf life of an auto engineer looking for a job in Michigan is about three days. Companies that wait longer than that will have to get back in line for the next candidate.
This might be true, but if 25x25 is approved by voters, we can kiss Michigan manufacturing goodbye
Demand, Supply .. Funny how such things work.
The long term effect of our emerging technical interaction with each other will continue to create demand for such things as better engineered automobiles, heavy equipment and other manufactured goodies. But the most important thing that ties it all together is electricity. Cheap, abundant electricity that will continue to power the goodies, toys, and necessary equipment that keeps us healthy, mobile, and interactive.
Environmentalists in Michigan, need to mature into the continuing reality of our still relatively industrial state. Those idealists growing up and believing the world of The Lorax exists around us need to stop believing in the fairy tale promises of such efforts as the United Nations 25x25 plan which will appear on your Michigan ballot in November.
And yes, I DID say, the United Nations plan.
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