John, I think what we are witnessing is the evolution of the Republican Party into a party tired of losing. Conservative voters have been voting with their feat in 2008 and 2012. They need to be inspired to get off the couch to vote in 2016. Candidates who paint in pale pastels don't inspire. Republicans are finally taking a page from the democrat play book and placing emotion and passion before logic and safety.
John, I have been wondering why Colorado Springs has not hosted a bowl game.
I find it hard to believe that a 2 star is a Democrat. If he's a pro-life, pro-traditional-marriage Democrat then that's a horse of a different color.
Hi Paul, Thanks for your questions. You can likely find answers to these questions and others in this story from the Colorado Springs Business Journal: http://csbj.com/2013/03/07/neustream-q-and…
Thanks for referencing me in this post. I subscribe to the theory that any news is good news as long as you spell my name correctly, and you did. Thank you. You can read more about Patrick Davis Consulting at www.patrickdavisconsulting.com and you can read more about Neumann Systems Group at www.neumannsystemsgroup.com.
Pam, Did you see where Colorado Springs was rated in the top ten (#6) for having the cleanest air in America...The only city in Colorado by the way. http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/23/health/galle…
Interesting and enlightening email sent to City Council today:
Thank-you for trying to inform Council, the mayor and the public about the costs to the ratepayers associated with closing Drake. I thought that the comparison below might also be useful. The federal government’s report on gas plant costs used in the comparison below are hot off the press. The comparison shows a Billion dollar increase in cost to the ratepayers from closing Drake and building a new gas plant.
By the way natural gas sells internationally for $12-$14/mmBTU not the $5/mmBTU for long term rates in the U.S. as estimated in the study referenced below. With new pipelines to the coast opening up and virtually unlimited international demand for natural gas, it will not be more than a few years before domestic prices reach some sort of equilibrium with international prices. If that happens a decision to close Drake would be even more catastrophic for the ratepayers.
Closing Drake Will Cost Rate Payers Over A Billion Dollars
Drake Cost w/ NeuStream* Replace Drake w/ Gas At $5/mmBTU**
Power 254 MW Power 254 MW
Cost 31 $/MWhr Cost 53.4 $/MWhr
Availability 95 % Availability 95 %
Hr/yr 8322 hr Hr/yr 8322 hr
Cost/yr 65.53 mm $/yr Cost/yr 113 mm $/yr
Drake Site 100 $million
20-yr Cost 1.31 $Billion 20-yr Cost 2.36 $Billion
*Colorado Springs Utilities published cost
**Role of Alternative Energy Sources: Natural Gas Power Technology Assessment,
Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), June 30, 2012.
Tejon Tech, what evidence do you have that we have plenty of power from other sources?
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