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theliberaltony:


The 42,000 people living in Burlington, Vermont can now feel confident that when they turn on their TVs or power up their computers they are using renewable energy. With the purchase of the 7.4 megawatt Winooski One hydroelectric project earlier this month, the Burlington Electric Department now owns or contracts renewable sources — including wind, hydro, and biomass — equivalent to the city’s needs.
“We’re now in a position where we’re supplying Burlington residents with sources that are renewable,”said Ken Nolan, manager of power resources for Burlington Electric Department, earlier this month. “The prices are not tied to fossil fuels — they’re stable prices — and they provide us with the flexibility, from an environmental standpoint, to really react to any regulation or changes to environmental standards that come in the future.”
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They touch on something that most forget when thinking about renewable energy v. fossil fuels, volatility of cost. 
Renewable energy has zero fluctuations in price. There is no money used for fuel to create electricity, therefore there are no fluctuations in energy costs. Fossil Fuels, on the other hand, must be purchased at market value, which means that the cost to produce electricity can change. This leads to changes in the cost to consumers.
And when was the last time you have seen the cost of fossil fuels go down over the long term? 
Wouldn’t you rather have the cost of electricity to be constant rather than a continued escalation of prices?
-The Liberal Tony 

theliberaltony:

The 42,000 people living in Burlington, Vermont can now feel confident that when they turn on their TVs or power up their computers they are using renewable energy. With the purchase of the 7.4 megawatt Winooski One hydroelectric project earlier this month, the Burlington Electric Department now owns or contracts renewable sources — including wind, hydro, and biomass — equivalent to the city’s needs.

“We’re now in a position where we’re supplying Burlington residents with sources that are renewable,”said Ken Nolan, manager of power resources for Burlington Electric Department, earlier this month. “The prices are not tied to fossil fuels — they’re stable prices — and they provide us with the flexibility, from an environmental standpoint, to really react to any regulation or changes to environmental standards that come in the future.”

Read More

They touch on something that most forget when thinking about renewable energy v. fossil fuels, volatility of cost. 

Renewable energy has zero fluctuations in price. There is no money used for fuel to create electricity, therefore there are no fluctuations in energy costs. Fossil Fuels, on the other hand, must be purchased at market value, which means that the cost to produce electricity can change. This leads to changes in the cost to consumers.

And when was the last time you have seen the cost of fossil fuels go down over the long term? 

Wouldn’t you rather have the cost of electricity to be constant rather than a continued escalation of prices?

-The Liberal Tony 

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6dogs9cats:

ohgreenw0rld:

Signal boost

Students for Liberty?  Well i hope they vote, otherwise what’s the point.  As it goes, less than 35% of all eligible students vote in presidential elections, it’s near 20% for midterms.

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Marijuana should never have been made illegal. how many lives have been lost, ruined or negatively affected as a result of the criminalization of marijuana? 

occupy-my-blog:

6dogs9cats:

ohgreenw0rld:

Signal boost

Students for Liberty?  Well i hope they vote, otherwise what’s the point.  As it goes, less than 35% of all eligible students vote in presidential elections, it’s near 20% for midterms.

occupy-my-blog

Marijuana should never have been made illegal. how many lives have been lost, ruined or negatively affected as a result of the criminalization of marijuana? 

(Source: cannabuzzed, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

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beemill:

84yo Asian American victim of NYPD brutality to sue city for $5 million

I blogged earlier this year about the story of Kang Chun Wong, the 84 year old Chinese American man who was brutally beaten by New York City Police Department officers after he was stopped for an alleged incident of jaywalking. Wong, who speaks predominantly Cantonese and Spanish, was walking on the Upper West side when he was stopped by Officer Jeffry Loo at the intersection of 96th and Broadway.

According to the NY Daily News, Officer Loo asked for Wong’s identification, which Wong provided. However, when Loo began to walk away with the ID, Wong — not understanding what was happening — protested. That’s when Loo, along with several officers pushed Wong against the wall of a building and then slammed him to the ground, bloodying his head. Witnesses were horrified, capturing graphic pictures of Wong being handcuffed and taken away.

Wong was eventually charged with jaywalking, along with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, however the Manhattan district attorney’s office decided not to prosecute the case.

Now, Wong — through his attorney Sanford Rubenstein — is suing the city and the NYPD for $5 million dollars.

Read More: http://reappropriate.co/?p=6585

This is disgusting and so heartbreaking to read. I can’t imagine what this man must have gone through, and how it is still affecting his life. How fucked up will this country get?

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