[Coral-List] Crazy Ideas to Save Coral Reefs

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 15:22:16 EDT 2012

Part of the reason Germany is building new coal fired power plants may be
that after the Japanese nuclear power plant problems caused by the tsunami,
they decided to shut all their nuclear power plants for safety reasons.
They already have one of the strongest solar power programs in the world, I
    Indeed, major decisions like this often overshadow what a small group
like divers can do.  However, when a whole population decides to so
something, it can be very significant. There is no question that the
options on energy are not easy.

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 5:36 AM, Eugene Shinn <eshinn at marine.usf.edu> wrote:

> Thanks you Dennis  for describing the problems with LEED and the
> problems of being totally Green. There seems to be a lot of hypocrisy
> associated with greenness.  Imagine my surprise when I read, "In
> mid-August, Germany opened a new 2200MW coal-fired power station near
> Cologne, and virtually not a word has been said about it. This dearth
> of reporting is even more surprising when one considers that Germany
> has said building new coal plants is necessary because electricity
> produced by wind and solar has turned out to be unaffordably
> expensive and unreliable."  If you read the rest in this website you
> will learn that Germany is building an additional 23 new coal fired
> power plants.
> http://netrightdaily.com/2012/09/germanys-new-renewable-energy-policy/#ixzz25nlGAhQ0
> This is why I commented that, "what we as divers is just a drop in
> the bucket in the grand scheme of things"..But keep trying, Gene
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