Drew Sheneman by Drew Sheneman

Drew Sheneman

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  1. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The question is: Just how much are you willing for your electric bill to go up each month to avoid destroying the planet?
    I do know some coal miners. I don’t know one coal miner who would want his children to be coal miners. We will need less and less coal as we transition to clean energy, but that doesn’t mean we can close all of the mines this afternoon. They would have to be phased out. That would mean no new coal miners, but the actual unemployment of those currently working is not only unlikely, but pretty much beyond our capability.

  2. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    I am getting ready for winter // I cut another cord of wood the last 2 weeks // need whale oil for whale oil lamp I inherited

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Coal WILL be around for a long time, but it needs to clean up it’s act. Wind IS already cheaper than coal per Kwh to produce electricity, but yes, “alternative” will require a mix of energy sources. Solar btw IS getting cheaper, and will probably match or beat coal soon, but there again, yes, we need the mix, same for including nuclear (with new designs and no unnecessary additional mining, as the materials are already available to cover the next 100 years or so, and longer if we “control” fusion.).

    ALL energy production has consequences for the environment, and the secret is to use technology to reduce our demand. As natural gas may in the long run prove even more destructive to life than coal, don’t buy the con about fracking being totally “safe”, it can be used in some areas, but is FAR from “safe”.

  4. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 2 years ago

    @D Lee

    The question is, are you dumb enough to buy into the hogwash that using readily available, affordable energy is going to “destroy the plant?” Greenie wacko energy ideas are impractical, too expensive, and will simply destroy the economy while China, India, and those not dumb enough to buy into the GW idiocy run rampant right over the those weenies who do.

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    You know it’s gonna burn anyways and it’s giving away free energy like a sucker so let’s get some fiscally gifted folks such as yourself to get into the solar market and watch the sun put money in YOUR pocket.
    @SFCGaTor – neocon man is a character. The real person is probably a hard left liberal but created a caricature of conservatives, on good days he is darn funny.

  6. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago


    " Solar btw IS getting cheaper, and will probably match or beat coal soon, "
    not soon enough.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve got a 4KW system. By golly, I turn up 370 to 420 KW of juice every darn month that I don’t have to pay for.

    If only the rest of it was free……………

    I suppose the day will come – soon if the EPA has it’s way – when we will all be having rolling blackouts (one may volunteer to have one’s electricity shut off during peak times here in Tampa for a small break in rates). We can return to A/C free living ( I survived it as a child) limit the time reading running around turning off lights behind children or better yet just not have but one or two 40 watt bulbs in the house. Say, I bet we can still get ice to keep the milk cold maybe if we have one small refer working……

    Solar helps but does not replace fossil fuels…

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