26 Dec '11, 6pm

Solar-Grid Parity Coming to a Community Near You

Also, left tabled is the issue of public health and the damage being done by burning train-loads of coal every day, 365 days a year. The utility has an aging coal power plant in North Omaha that is as old as I am (I toured it in grade school in the late 1950s), which makes it ancient. It's had upgrades over the years, but still, it is in serious need of being retired. Lord only knows how much mercury and other toxic metals it's released into the community over its lifetime, not to mention carbon dioxide. After the FIT meeting, one of the attendees intimated to me that asthma rates on the north end of town are above the national average. He thought it was due, in part, to the power station; though I suspect that gentrification on that end of town and the dust and mold it brings, is probably more to blame.

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