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Re: “Student Guide: Cal Poly solar class took a vote on SLO's all-electric building code—and got a different result

And not even mentioned was what would happen if they kept Diablo Canyon open.
That is a huge swinger.
Governor Brown was in charge when we lost San Onofre and when the decision came down
to shut Diablo Canyon early. These two decisions contribute more to our CO2 production than
all the solar and wind installed in California combined under all previous governors combined.
But it is great for those families with investments in gas.

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Posted by Lars Jorgensen on 09/18/2019 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Student Guide: Cal Poly solar class took a vote on SLO's all-electric building code—and got a different result

So, with all these changes, will SLO have enough energy in the next 5, 10 or even 20 years to sustain it's growth? We we be suffering power outtages because today our city fathers decided that the electric delivery system is too polluting? What is next? Cut off Natural Gas, because it's not as Natural as they thought? It's polluting too? Can't have that . .

This class project is designed to show how awful it is to use electricity, and if we must, we MUST get it from a renewable source. What would that be?

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Posted by Gary Lauterback on 09/18/2019 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Student Guide: Cal Poly solar class took a vote on SLO's all-electric building code—and got a different result

This Cal Poly class project was a great idea but came to bad conclusions. Heres the short version as to why:
- They were using the original version of the ordinance which changed greatly before passage
- They didnt include solar panels, which all of these buildings will have
- They didnt include that our sources of electricity are getting cleaner in 2020 and beyond.
- They chose other states and outdated appliances to compare to our situation
- Professionals from all over already did this study and came to the opposite conclusions

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Posted by justinsail on 09/18/2019 at 12:21 PM

Re: “ALS hasn't stopped Devin Ward from contributing towards a cure

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Posted by Jane Louis on 09/18/2019 at 5:07 AM

Re: “Natural-gas-fueled electricity

To Jeff Durling above...
No energy source is truly "carbon free". All require some amount of mining, processing, shipping, etc before use and disposal after use. However, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, sponsor of the COP summits) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) rank nuclear in a tie with wind for lowest lifecycle emissions among all power generating sources per kilowatt-hour of energy generated.

See for yourself:……

For a fantastic illustration of low carbon grids visit this video and accompanying site:…

Posted by Daniel See on 09/17/2019 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Oceano: grounded?

The Oceano Airport has an underground leak of toxic oil, gas and other chemicals in the water and air. The airport has been legally enforced of pregnant women, infants, children and elderly people allegedly getting cancer and other horrible diseases for decades,when they live next to the airport.

When is the city and county going to clean up the underground pipelines and tell the truth to the public. If there is any more victims/survivors out there experiencing issues with your health and financial hardship because of the Oceano airport.

Please come forward and tell the media openly or anonymously about your personal struggles to get help for your family members or friends.

We need transparency and accountability from the Airport/City/County, no more hidding the facts and guarding the truth.

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Posted by AirportINOceano on 09/16/2019 at 5:05 PM

Re: “5 Cities Homeless buys new offices amid Hillside uncertainty

Hmmm... new admin offices. Nice. How about spending the $$$ on a larger shelter instead of nicer spot for Admin???

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Posted by Barb Lorenzen-Corcoran on 09/16/2019 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Natural-gas-fueled electricity

Carbon free? No. What about all the carbon it takes to mine uranium? What about all the carbon it takes to process uranium into fuel? What about all the carbon it takes to build the gigantic tombs to hold the forever toxic spent fuel? Nuclear plants are uninsurable and have to be heavily subsidized by taxpayers. Back in the 70's nuclear power was supposed to mean cheap and clean electricity for everyone. Well, it didn't work out that way then and it is not going to magically happen now.

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Posted by Jeff Durling on 09/15/2019 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Defending sandcastles

Even a perfunctory Google search will tell you that Als new favorite climate denier of the 3% of climate scientists is a shill for evangelicals. Roy Spencer doubts evolution and instead relies on intelligent (?) design to explain his theory of the advancement of species. Would love to hear his analysis of gravity. Mr Fonzi relies on Rush Limbaughs favorite meteorologist to spread his unrelenting assault on settled science.

Posted by Bob Marquardt on 09/15/2019 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Former employee sues Sierra Vista for discrimination

She can name her settlement amount if these details are accurate. Tenet better start properly staffing their facilities. ALL OF THEM!

That is, IF they have any money left after the claimant takes them to the cleaners in the forthcoming blood bath decision.

Saving nickels up front to only lose tens of millions simply to be cheap on labor is poor financial management.

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Posted by Mike Gomez on 09/14/2019 at 7:27 AM

Re: “5 Cities Homeless buys new offices amid Hillside uncertainty

I see a couple of military aged losers in that photo. Put them to work, literally on the firing line, um, front lines.

Slackers, the lot of them.

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Posted by Mike Gomez on 09/14/2019 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Ode to the waiter:Raw truths from an ex-food server

THANK YOU!! I waited table for 12 years, then went on to my career. It was sooooo easy! Waiting tables made everything else ridiculously laid back in comparison.

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Posted by Lori Johnston on 09/13/2019 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Defending sandcastles

The SCIENCE has been settled. The rest of the world is pleading with us to get it together. Putting your head in the sand and creating rhetoric to encourage others to as well is very dangerous. I am sure Mr Fonzi is passionate in his beliefs. Being passionate is very different than being informed. I am voting for a candidate that has a practical plan for preserving our future.

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Posted by Mo Do on 09/13/2019 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Defending sandcastles

I am curious, Fonzi, if you wrote this piece before or after Mulvaney ordered Wilbur Ross to pressure the NOAA to cover Trumps lie about the hurricane hitting Alabama. Cherry-picking a discredited source when it supports a meme is propaganda.

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Posted by SteveFelten on 09/13/2019 at 11:45 AM

Re: “I've looked at clouds from both sides now

This article is so full of fallacies. Perfect kindling for my fire pit this weekend.

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Posted by Lindsey Graf on 09/13/2019 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Rescue me

A truly smug assumption that I didn't do my part even if I didn't go to kill innocent men, women and children in a foreign country with no tangible results other than to turn it into a tourist destination. Ever hear of the Peace Corps? I did and did something about it, for 2.5 years

Larry Schiffer

Posted by Larry Schiffer on 09/13/2019 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Student Guide: Cal Poly solar class took a vote on SLO's all-electric building code—and got a different result

MacCarley is a cult of the expert nitwit. He has no clue what's coming down the pipeline in terms of Climate crisis. Its good there will be room at the FEMA re-education camps if we can produce enough food to feed him. Of course solar panels produced in China have a carbon foot print especially if they are made with coal fired electricity. Stop asking the wrong questions professor and tell your students we are in Thermodynamic collapse, resource depletion, with feedback loop methane pulse out of the arctic already starting. You can't change the laws of physics.

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Posted by Bruce Miller on 09/12/2019 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Defending sandcastles

Crocodile tears for little Al's sand castle getting washed away so long ago! Trauma specialists are standing by to comfort him. As for the nearly 60 years of climate science research demonstrating that humans and their fossil fuel-based economies contribute to global warming and the growing climate crisis, this scientific consensus is accepted by most of America's senior military officers who now advise on national security matters. But then they are not thinking about sand castles by the sea.

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Posted by Gordon Fuglie on 09/12/2019 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Student Guide: Cal Poly solar class took a vote on SLO's all-electric building code—and got a different result

The code will reduce local GHG emissions while new renewables and storage for renewables come online in the next 1-5 years reducing the need for natural gas plants to fill in the gaps of renewables. This is all a step in the right direction. Community chice energy organizations like MB Community Power are all adding big, new renewable projects to 'the soup"

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Posted by Kimberly Luker on 09/12/2019 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Thanks for helping us grow food

Thanks to the great teachers, parents, school staff, and especially students who bring our programs to life! Please find out more about One Cool Earth's school garden programs at or follow us on Facebook at to see what we're up to every day!
- Greg Ellis, Growth Officer - One Cool Earth

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Posted by Gregory John Ellis on 09/12/2019 at 12:10 PM

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