Philip Taccetta

PhiltheElder commented on A little lesson in economics

With an occupancy rate for rentals hovering around 97% many of those commuters have no choice. Same with housing. They get get a lot more house for a lot less money in Rio Rancho or Albuquerque. I don’t think that they’re “voting with their feet”, many have no choice.

The technology is here, it just needs to be implemented faster. The only hurtle to going 100% renewables is battery technology which is rapidly catching up.

Geological sequestration is pie in the sky, dreams of the fossil fuel industry.

This is not a subject for this venue. We…

Mike Johnson and all climate change deniers are the ones that should be arrested and jailed.

They can stick their heads in sand (hopefully tar sands) while the rest of us watch and live with the accelerating climate change which is directly attributable to burning of fossil fuels go…

Seriously? You think the government will take your guns? A logistical impossibility. 300 million guns in 150 million households. Tell me how that’s going work? Weapons needed by a well armed militia will guarantee that the government acts for the people? Drones, tanks, missiles etc. You d…

PhiltheElder commented on Letters to the editor, Dec. 20, 2015

Dan Baker, I've been off grid for 34 years and I'm well acquainted with lead-acid batteries. That is why I would suggest that people with grid tied PV systems would be better off waiting for Powerwall. it is a compact wall mounted unit requiring no maintenance. Perfect for people that just w…

PhiltheElder commented on Letters to the editor, Dec. 20, 2015

Marie Morgan, thanks for pointing out PNM's shortcomings! It only took 4 PRC members to drag PNM, kicking and screaming into the 20th Century! Now we need some forward thinking PRC commissioners voted in and maybe we can drag PNM into the 21st Century.
BTW, Elon Musk's "Powerwall&q…

Damming the Gila? What is wrong with the members of the Interstate Stream Commission?
Are they so stuck in the 20th century that they can't see how totally wrong this is? They should be embarrassed by their actions! This is not a 21st century solution - it's a travesty to dam our states …

Thomas Singer didn't me toothed fact that the biggest methane cloud in North America is over the Four Corners. Another good reason to have the extractive industries invest in the capture of methane - not only for the recovered dollars, but for the environment as well.

But Mr. Grimmer, maybe a few birds would be worth it if we were doing something to save the planet.....

Steve, that's a myth. The early wind generators were placed in the best wind areas - which corresponded with migratory routes, and yes there were many birds killed. Today's wind generators are much taller and the blades move much slower. they cause very few bird deaths. We probably lose more…