Contrary to popular belief, solar energy can be an inexpensive and highly efficient energy source. More incentives and policies that expand the solar market are needed to make solar more available to consumers. By going solar not only are you benefiting the environment and supporting cleaner energy but you’re saving money and decreasing the demand for conventional energy. The cost of going solar has fallen over 60% and middle-class Americans have led the way in the surge of residential solar panel installations. See how solar could benefit you by checking out your property’s solar potential. -http://bit.ly/1gKEjv0
Personally for me the line that encapsulates the complete thought behind this article is "One of solar's big selling points is payback." Let's start looking at solar beyond just the green tag and directly from the financial-economic perspective. That's how you get people's serious attention. The drop in costs allows us to be bullish on solar proclamation of cheaper than grid power.
Of course not to forget the underlying benefits for example solar power's impact on rural exodus discussed here http://www.sunipod.com/blog/solar-powers-impact-on-rural-exodus/
If The City of Rochester School District, and the Brighton School District were joined educationally, you would see a mass exodus from Brighton.
The people of Brighton don't want their children learning the rules of the ghetto.
They want their children to be educationally superior.
Just the facts ...
Great editorial, but the solar energy article in this issue has a great example of just why we find ourselves in a "thick smog of catchy phrases and deceitful ads." -- "Some critics characterize [solar power] as an expensive, noncompetitive energy source that is overly dependent on government subsidies; supporters vehemently disagree." Yeah? So which is it? While there is some subjective component to this debate, there is certainly data available to demonstrate the truthiness of each of these views. If the reporter has no bandwidth to investigate such opinions, then they should not be included in the article at all. As it stands today, people can just utter the most ridiculous opinions and get them disseminated through a media overly-concerned with presenting so-called "balance"., and unwilling or unable to fact-check.
Awesome reality-based, local editorial on ‘War on Coal’ by local editor that bars no holds on speaking up courageously for our life support system. And if we had more editors saying this, our American public wouldn’t be so “stupefyingly good at denying reality”:
“Americans have grown stupefyingly good at denying reality, no matter how strong the scientific and medical evidence. And special interests have become experts at obscuring the evidence with a thick smog of catchy phrases and deceitful ads.”
Imagine what New York State would look like now if six years ago we dropped Fracking altogether and went full throttle on solar power and ditched a “noncompetitive energy source that is overly dependent on government subsidies” called fossil fuel subsides, which get billions from our government each year.
More on Solar Power in our area: http://rochesterenvironment.com/Solar%20_P…
A major reason we still rely on coal for so much power production is that environmentalist fanaticism and fear-mongering stifled this country's adoption of clean nuclear power. Similar fanaticism now threatens the development of clean natural gas. And of course if the same fanatics had had their way, we would not have seen the agricultural revolution of recent decades, and billions would be dead of starvation.
We need to develop both nuclear power as well as the abundant natural energy resources with which we are so blessed. The absolute priority must be to reach a level of global economic expansion that will rapidly raise living standards not only for Americans but for the billions still impoverished around the world.
And yes, we urgently need to replace our incompetent, growth-killing political leadership.
Several people have asked how to support this effort.
Direct tax deductible donations to the "MAGIC ACT e-NABLE initiative" at RIT
Love the "old time" kiddie rides that you don't see anyplace else!!! My grandkids love them because they have never been on them anyplace else. Hope you didn't replace them.
A bona fide policy on "sexual misconduct" can be stated quite succinctly: Ladies and gentlemen do not commit fornication or adultery.
I live in New Jersey and came here with a good friend last year. I'm happy to say it is one my favorite parks, between the rides, the atmosphere, the emplyoees, and the wonderful history. I love these little family owned parks and I cannot wait for my next visit.
Love Seabreeze! Close and affordable, I used to take my kids every summer, now I look forward to taking my granddaughter!
Ellie's has the best bread ...they also make hamburger buns that really taste like a hamburger bun....if you are gluten free you will understand!
I miss the days when you could just go and hang out there. There were no gates or admissions you just hung out in the arcade all day. I remember 1 summer my friend and I got bracelets and road the Jack Rabbit over and over non stop. Those were great days. Miss them.
I love the park with trees and shade where families can rest a bit before their next adventure. Some Parks are just paved lots where there is no respite. Thanks Seabreeze.
How about the "Monkey House" and the ride through haunted themed house. At the bottom of park next to arcade.
i remember the jack rabbit had 2 trains running
1. this is the bare fucking minimum the school could do. it's essentially damage control for the litany of sexual assaults that happen at this god damn school.
2. who at the UR has ever read, or even heard of, the school's rules/policy on consent and sexual assault? Its not like its written on a billboard somewhere, if a student doesn't know what consent is going into this school, they will continue to be wrong.
3. If the university wants to make a real change they need new administrators who are better trained (I still don't think half of them even know what consent is even now that its in their little rule book) and who understand the concept of victim blaming because these assholes obviously only care about the reputation of the school.
That being said Morgan Levy is one of the few well educated and supportive members of the university administration but from what I've seen the school has put her in a position that makes them look good but cuts her power to actually make a difference.
Thanks for the history tidbit, Elaine! Seabreeze was named Dreamland Park for close to 30 years following World War II. The park switched back to Seabreeze in the 1970's.
I miss the Gyrosphere.
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