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Senator Harry Reid we are honored to have him here he has just help you open the plant of course -- being the senator from Nevada.
A senator Reid tell me your perspective on this planted wider supportive -- it at a time.
When congress is having trouble passing the housing bill because we've got the energy credits attached to it and some senators don't want that.
-- the energy they've tried -- -- catch me and he tax credits to it I'm not letting them do that.
And I'm not going to let them do that we're going to do that as a freestanding bill and we're going to do that and within the next month.
I would only add to what was just said about.
-- -- We talking back cost competitiveness.
But the one thing we've failed to talk about is those.
Costs that you don't see on the bottom line -- yes.
Cole makes -- sick.
Oil makes us sick its global warming it's ruining our country it's ruining our world you've got to stop using fossil fuel we have.
Taken it out of the earth carbonneau here and put it in the atmosphere and it's making us all -- -- it's changing our world.
I would also say yes.
Solar doesn't use any water it's become the most water intensive.
Power producer we have is.
When we talk about -- -- uses more water than even cold -- use huge amounts of water and a -- western part of the United States.
That is something that is -- no -- you can't do that we don't.
How water -- official -- -- jump in and and asked Bob -- how necessary.
Our tax credit to your business if the senator says.
I'm not gonna let congress do that attach -- tax credits.
Well you know we we've been very supportive and very grateful of what the senators trying to do to get the investment tax credit for solar.
It does affect our cost we are cost competitive today with the investment tax credit.
If we have a long enough run with that tax credit will be able to lower our cost of will be able to -- cost competitive without it.
But in order to launch this industry.
And to have it make a significant impact on United States energy picture.
We need that investment tax credit and having just clear up I said I said I would not allow -- on the -- don't know I'm going here.
Are we have a free standing FISA legislation.
It was renewables and that's where that's what -- want not on the housing not.
Senator -- let me follow them for the -- you just mentioned -- you're talking about oil about -- making Americans sick but I have to -- accident that we asked our profession and that is that cold.
Right now accounts for 50% they'll -- electricity generation in this country oil is another 20%.
And you've got Americans right now they're dealing with with.
Energy issues and all get in gas high gasoline right now.
So I think what a lot of folks are looking for a including governor Sarah -- from Alaska who -- its -- letter on Friday.
-- when he doubled and -- -- like you did respond if you've responded to her by the way.
But how do you respond to Americans.
The pressure that -- on Americans today.
Well first -- first I smile.
I smile because we cannot produce our way out of the phones we.
You could again -- -- offshore stuff you.
Fremont and we're in America still have less less than 3% of the oil -- the world we cannot produce our way out of the problems we have.
We can question better but we can't produce our way out of -- -- we have we don't have the natural resources to do this so what we should do is look.
At a different way of doing -- and the different way of doing is with renewables that's only way we can do it.
His son is the best -- is good geothermal is good and we need to give.
The great competitive spirit of American business the ability to do that and they can do that we give them some tax.
Bob I want to let you finish out here let me let Bob have the final word as as you look at this opening of your brand new plant with gigantic mirrors and and a real hope.
That this is the technology because of course there is a land grab in the early years of of a new technology.
That that you -- yours will be the one that makes it what do you do to ensure that and how do you keep costs down.
Well first of all with respect of the land grab a lot of people who -- grabbing land did not have a technology a lot of them are.
Investment banks that are.
Are counting on the solar industry taking off and a big way and we think that well so some of the people involved in the land grab our potential customers.
Having said that it's important that that that that people who were -- sites for solar energy.
Take into account all the the technical factors that are important not the least of which is proximity to transmission lines.
It's great to have you both Bob Fishman -- Basra and our sincere thanks to senator Harry Reid you are always welcome here at Fox Business thank you both very much higher was it take to keep your wheels turn and that's next but before Bucs will be back.
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