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Re: East Coast outage?

  • From: alex
  • Date: Fri Aug 15 17:45:50 2003

> > mandating large-scale, centralised generation and correspondingly
> > complicated transmission. Perhaps the power generation problem needs
> > the attention of a fresh set of eyes.
> You wrote "fact" when you should have written "assumption". There are
> plenty of examples* of "affordable, distributed, small-scale power
> generation." If our governments would more pro-actively encourage (e.g.
> subsidize) local power generation via renewable energy sources (e.g.
> solar, wind, hydro) it would go a long way towards solving this problem.


If in order to make it viable such energy needs to be subsidized then it is 
not "affordable".