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Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:00 PM
University of Washington
Kane Hall 110
Seattle, WA 98195

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SB says ... on Wednesday, Oct 21 at 6:26 AM

We have no coal mines in Washington left thanks to our governor. But our coal power plant is importing coal from other states. Did I mentioned it is owned by Canada. They already laid off 600 in 2006. How about devastating our community more.

*sighs* not another one (part 3) says ... on Monday, Oct 19 at 9:17 PM

...but we're jumping the gun trying to swap with inefficient techs. Look at both sides info from an UNBIASED standpoint before playing schoolkid and picking a team "cause hes my friend" Or ask a Boilermaker-We'll tell it to ya straight.

*sighs* not another one (part 2) says ... on Monday, Oct 19 at 9:07 PM

...by building all of these various alternatives?! If you read *unbiased* scientific facts, the true blue, start to finish, "savings" are next to NILL and in fact, at times, do more harm than good! I agree, we need better alternatives...

*sighs* not another one (part 1) says ... on Monday, Oct 19 at 9:05 PM

I LMAO every time I hear these uneducated nitwits rant about 'Coal-Fire this and Fossil Fuel that' Want to know the true scope of the supposed environmental "savings" these Alternative Energy "Solutions" provide? Or how we can "Save The Planet"...

Duh? says ... on Monday, Oct 19 at 4:16 PM

I want my 60 seconds back.

DW (part 3) says ... on Sunday, Oct 18 at 9:19 PM

I love the advice of my college physics prof.- Buy all gas guzzlers and burn-up the oil reserves. New heating and travel options would be invented. Oil wars would be no more, and the Arabs would have scratch out their own existence in the sand.

DW (part 2) says ... on Sunday, Oct 18 at 9:09 PM

Re: JATok, had we spent or fossil fuel reserves 50 yrs. ago, we would have been forced to find a replacement and we would be going about business as usual. Rather than waiting for a solution, we should be actively creating our own.

DW says ... on Sunday, Oct 18 at 8:55 PM

On a trip to Eastern Or. last week, I was disgusted at how the wind gen. facilities have totally ruined the once-beautiful Columbia R. landscape. I'd take dams over that any day. Hypotwits! BTW, all Lewis Co. needs is more family wage job loss.

john says ... on Sunday, Oct 18 at 3:53 PM

Growing corn for bio fuel ends up costing everyone more for basic food products since they stop growing other crops for higher cost corn. Then the third world doesn't have corn to eat which has led to food riots. Bio's not so earth friendly!!!

Jason (part 2) says ... on Sunday, Oct 18 at 8:15 AM

We cannot grow enough corn for bio fuel to be realistic for everyone, and of course wind power will kill birds and river dams will kill salmon. These environmental folks will always find a problem with every energy source.

Jason says ... on Sunday, Oct 18 at 8:14 AM

I am still waiting for the environmental mafia to provide some REAL and sustainable alternatives to fossil fuel. So far there are none.

JATok says ... on Sunday, Oct 18 at 6:27 AM

Since we are still at a point where we can't replace fossil fuels entirely, I think we need to slow down and wait until there are solutions. I'm not jumping on this bandwagon in the haste of the moment.

Brandon says ... on Sunday, Oct 18 at 3:03 AM

Nuclear is the only way to go. LOL @ steve for the mt. st. helens bit. The anti-coal people are a bunch of hypocrites. Nuclear is the only way. Like rob said, all others have flaws. Nuclear, however, is safe and highly efficient.

Rob says ... on Saturday, Oct 17 at 11:30 PM

Gee, now you know where the energy comes from for your electric car. Hopefully you now see that you are not saving the world, but infact burning your fuel somewhere else. Hydro power kills the fish, wind turbines whack, solar is a joke, gotta go nuke

Steve says ... on Saturday, Oct 17 at 9:16 PM

Lets start by assessing fines on the biggest polluters. Mt Saint Helens.......We will use the fines from the mountain combined with stimulus money to build a big cap over it. We will then have a good base for a new study center for the U of W

Jay Crandall says ... on Saturday, Oct 17 at 6:26 PM

TANSTAAFL! (There Aint No Such Thing As A Free Lunch!) The electricity you use at Kane Hall so freely comes at a price, dipso. If by chance you have a cleaner solution, lets hear it!

Matthew says ... on Saturday, Oct 17 at 6:17 PM

Unless one of the alternative energies is Nuclear Power, I can't believe the writer of this article is sincere about his "support for clean energy".

Amazed says ... on Saturday, Oct 17 at 4:34 PM

Was this written by a middle school student? Bad grammar aside, the mention of global warming adds a nice tough of pseudo-science, but doesn't help your cause. Sigh.. some people.

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