“Green Drinks” Event at Maxwell’s

8/18/2009:

You dig getting involved with environmental issues? Then head over to Maxwell’s (11th & Wash) tonight from 6-8pm for another incarnation of QLC’s “Green Drinks” get together…

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Green Drinks Event

The Quality of Life Coalition’s Committee for a Green Hoboken invites you to join us for our monthly Hoboken Green Drinks event.

What: Every month, people who are interested in environmental issues meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. Expect a lively mix of professionals from business, non-profits, academia, and government. It’s a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network. These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity. It’s a force for the good and we’d like to help bring it into your world!

When: August 18th, 6:00-8:00pm (with drink specials for our event!)
Where: Maxwell’s, 11th and Washington

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27 Comments on "“Green Drinks” Event at Maxwell’s"

Engineergirly
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Engineergirly

It seems as if you both are quoting different statistics (number of solar installations /= generation of solar power)
Obviously just because we have the second highest number of installations doesn’t mean our generation is high. Second, it is possible we rank higher than other “sunnier” states due to MANY reasons, including financial incentives, public interest, siting, etc.

homeworld
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njcleanenergy.com/renewable-energy/...ransition/solar-market-faqs#anchor1

“NJ has about 63 MW of installed solar electric capacity which makes it second only to CA”

Yes, NJ has the most lucrative financial incentives of any state when it comes to solar renewable energy credits. It runs about $700 per MW right now.

In response to Engineergirly who said:
It seems as if you both are quoting different statistics (number of solar installations /= generation of solar power)
Obviously just because we have the second highest number of installations doesn’t mean our generation is high. Second, it is possible we rank higher than other “sunnier” states due to MANY reasons, including financial incentives, public interest, siting, etc.

homeworld
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For some reason, my comments won’t show up…

Standtramp:

“New Jersey has become the second largest market for solar in the country. In fact, New Jersey has more solar photovoltaic installations than Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada combined and is second only to California in total solar capacity.”

Solar Energy Industries Association 08/11/09 http://www.altenergymag.com/news_detail.php?pr_id=11488

strand tramp
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strand tramp

according to the Energy Information Administration sloar is grouped along with wind as “Other Renewables” as an energy source. NJ doesn’t even out rank NY and PA in net generation measured in thousands of megawatthours. sorry but your iinformation is way off. that would call into question your other claims.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/table1_14_b.html

homeworld
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http://www.altenergymag.com/news_detail.php?pr_id=11488

“We congratulate New Jersey leaders on the state’s 4,000th solar installation. By enacting policies like the state’s advanced renewable portfolio standard and strong incentives for solar, New Jersey has become the second largest market for solar in the country. In fact, New Jersey has more solar photovoltaic installations than Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada combined and is second only to California in total solar capacity.”

– Solar Energy Industries Association President and CEO Rhone Resch 08/11/09

In response to strand tramp who said:
according to the Energy Information Administration sloar is grouped along with wind as “Other Renewables” as an energy source. NJ doesn’t even out rank NY and PA in net generation measured in thousands of megawatthours. sorry but your iinformation is way off. that would call into question your other claims.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/table1_14_b.html

strand tramp
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strand tramp

gas and nuclear almost even? that is difficult to believe, i’ll have to do some research. please keep in mind the data you link to is from 2005. as for solar output you would have to show me something, anything to suggest NJ is currently the second largest producer of solar generated electricity in the US. you are measuring MW-PV generation right? think about it for a second. arizona…nevada…new mexico…florida…hawaii…we get a bit of rain here in sunny nj.

strand tramp
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strand tramp

the absolute most “greenest” thing Americans can do right now is refuse to buy ANY products manufactured in either China or India. they are the 2 biggest sources of pollution on the planet and refuse to discuss ANY form of environmental issues. here in the US the “greenest” thing you can do is promote the construction of Nuclear power plants. you DO realize that electric cars and all your toys that you plug in every night suck up electricy produced by coal fired power plants in this country right? well, around 50% are coal fired. just look to the west of hoboken. nat gas is second biggest source.

YipYap
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I can see it now, in 10 years every night millions commuters arrive home from work at 6PM and plug in their Government Motors electric car and simultaneously a few hundred just built US nuclear plants fire up reactors three, four and five to deal with the Terawatts or even Petawatts of power demand to recharge overnight.

There is going to be allot of plutonium stored and perhaps buried in your backyard if this electric car plan and the Carbon Cap n Trade plan comes through.

In response to strand tramp who said:
the absolute most “greenest” thing Americans can do right now is refuse to buy ANY products manufactured in either China or India. they are the 2 biggest sources of pollution on the planet and refuse to discuss ANY form of environmental issues. here in the US the “greenest” thing you can do is promote the construction of Nuclear power plants. you DO realize that electric cars and all your toys that you plug in every night suck up electricy produced by coal fired power plants in this country right? well, around 50% are coal fired. just look to the west of hoboken. nat gas is second biggest source.

homeworld
Member

You’re correct about the coal part.

For our zipcode:

Coal 45.1%
Nuclear 38.3%
Gas 9.6 %
Oil 4.0%
Renewable 1.2%
Hydro .1%

For the nation:

Coal 49.6%
Nuclear 19.3%
Gas 18.8 %
Oil 3.0%
Renewable 2.1%
Hydro .9%

http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/how-clean.html

NJ is #2 for solar output in the Nation, right behind California.

In response to strand tramp who said:
the absolute most “greenest” thing Americans can do right now is refuse to buy ANY products manufactured in either China or India. they are the 2 biggest sources of pollution on the planet and refuse to discuss ANY form of environmental issues. here in the US the “greenest” thing you can do is promote the construction of Nuclear power plants. you DO realize that electric cars and all your toys that you plug in every night suck up electricy produced by coal fired power plants in this country right? well, around 50% are coal fired. just look to the west of hoboken. nat gas is second biggest source.

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