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Originally Posted by JunkyardWarrior
altho its great to see solar power growing id much rather it be smaller setups on houses that feed into each other in a community.....we need to stop with the one huge power plant or one huge water treatment plant....we need to get back to more independant small communities instead of huge cities that need huge power plants...even when those power plants are windmills and solar panels
still cool tho
I agree...we had a "city" planning session the other week and they were looking for any and all ideas to be put on the table. I suggested cogeneration...among a few other off the wall ideas I had. We will see if it makes the study panel or not. Most people are still stuck in the auto age and want more parking and larger roads, a few want a bus service (like we need THAT in a town of 9,000 that covers all of 12 square miles
) At one time the city had it's own power plant, coal fired too, all that is there now is one of the old buildings and a substation that takes it feed from somewhere else. The old rail spur is still there but almost grown over. The bigger spur that leads to it has been federally railbanked and is currently in use as a Rails to Trails. The biggest challenge I see is the money side of it. The town is basically low wealth and it shows. We do have a decent manufacturing base with several smaller plants around that could help because they will need the power too. I also suggested some more community based things like a community garden, upgrade the community theater, library, parks, passenger rail stop, etc. Also asked what happened to the city police bicycle patrol
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