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Kevin
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Re: Agreed
Kevin   11/26/2012 11:40:17 AM
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Isn't the game over when the politicans tell you they didn't even bother reading the bill before making it law?

Kevin
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Kevin   11/26/2012 11:35:26 AM
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I agree. We need to eliminate minimum wage laws in this country (U.S.) so manufacturing can be done here. A manufacturer could pay U.S. employees the same as the Chinese workers plus the shipping cost that would be saved. In this way Americans could have those jobs and the company would still enjoy the same profitability.

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Kevin   11/26/2012 11:30:29 AM
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I can't think of any energy source that doesn't have the maintenance, longevity and the environmental impact of disposal issues. Yes maintenance is low and longevity is high but when the sun wears out the environmental impact of disposal will be a huge problem to address.

While a lot can be done to improve efficiency, eventually you reach a dead-end. Unless you say that the goal is for no one to use any energy, energy will still have to be generated and the generation of that energy will pollute.

Thanks for mentioning fusion. So far we've spent enormous amounts of money trying to do it and for the last ten or twenty years, it has always been another ten years or so out. When I was a child nuclear power was new and exciting (like fusion is now) and we were told "the power will be so cheap there will be no point in metering it". In reality, it's some of the most expensive electricity we make. Don't be surprised when fusion is more expensive than burning coal, collecting the CO2 and shipping it into outer space.

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Re: Solar power and China and the supply chain.
Clairvoyant   11/25/2012 7:13:48 PM
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Based on scientific data, we are already past the point of being able to reverse the effects on the world from the use of oil.

Mr. Roques
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Mr. Roques   11/25/2012 5:38:58 PM
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Well, humanity has been able to solve their problems, in a Just-in-time fashion. That shouldn't be our think pattern but it mostly refers to the different interests that are involved in solar power. 

Big oil companies are doing their research but they still have their "cash cow" in traditional fossil fuel. 

Clairvoyant
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Clairvoyant   11/25/2012 3:07:23 PM
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Agreed, Wale. Non-renewable energy sources are running out. The world needs to invest more in renewable sources before we reach energy shortages.

Wale Bakare
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Wale Bakare   11/25/2012 10:38:50 AM
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A few governments are investing in solar power projects and i think in the future could save such countries great deal on energy cost wise.  Indeed, it could boost supply chain sector.

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Hospice_Houngbo   11/24/2012 9:49:06 AM
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@elctrnx_lyf

"I do believe government can invest in solar power instead of saving banks."

I can't agree with that. If banking the systems collapse, it can be detrimental for the country's investment including investment in solar power. 

elctrnx_lyf
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Re: Solar power and China and the supply chain.
elctrnx_lyf   11/24/2012 7:20:15 AM
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There were lot of choices that a government make includes saving the banks or providing better infrastructure. I do believe government can invest in solar power instead of saving banks. But is it not an unwelcome by millions of people living because of working indirectly or directly under these huge banks. But in any case the government should keep investing for the better future of country. And there is nothing better than energy that is necessary for all people.

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Douglas Alexander   11/22/2012 2:00:11 PM
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@Bolaji, Any company that does not include in their purchase orders the requirment for the product to meet the advertized or published spec for function and reliability is flirting with poor quality issues. That is why I stated in an earlier article that all subsequent shipments by the supplier must match the articles that were sent as first articles and approved. The West does have high quality standards and as you indicate, those that don't meet the requirements will immediately lose the business if they cannot implement effective corrective actions.

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