The Boxer/Fiornia senate race is regarded as a dead heat by most polls, if Fiorna defeats Boxer, which is a very real possibility, since the incumbent, Boxer, has not achieved 50 % by the 1st of September, in the polls, will the federal money many ‘green energy’ companies are depending on still be available, or will those funds be more difficult to obtain? The state of California requires that a certain percentage of electrical power be from non-carbon fuel sources, however the current technology for wind, solar, and other forms of "green energy production" are problematic, highly dependent upon federal grants, and is in need of further research and development to obtain better cost to yield economics. So if Fiornia defeats Boxer will this stop much of that research and development money?
D1981: Good points, but Fiornia reportedly has a personal fortune far in excess of what Boxer has, and may be willing to spend in excess of Boxer, so your contention that Boxer has an advantage due to campaign funds may not be correct. Additionally there is significant voter dissatisfaction among voters of all backgrounds regarding incumbents. It is my belief tht most of the new funds available for Green energy research and development will come from the federal government, not the state of California, which is essentially bankrupt, or near it at this time. Certainly the gubernatorial race is important, but who ever wins will face the problems of dealing with the current fiscal problems, new or even continued funding of green projects may be a thing of the past, unless new federal monies in large amounts can be obtained, right?
California environmental regulations add in the neighborhood of 12% to the cost of many manufacturing companies, this according to an interview CNN did on a CFO of a microchip manufacturer, as opposed to certain other states. So it appears there may be substance to your assertion.
last post was for David, sorry.
F: I have heard your allegations regarding Fiornia and her experience at HP, do you have any documentation to demonstrate your statements?
D1981: I understand what you are saying, so you are saying that federal monies are not that important in California, as most of the capitol for green energy comes from private investors? Thanks for the information, I was ignorant of that fact. I always thought the major source of R and D money for green energy products was the federal government.
Phoenix: I understand that the senate race is a federal office elected by the voters of a state, California, however, do you agree with Dana that most of the money for Green research comes from private companies, or does the federal government through loans and grants, provide most of the money for green energy research?