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Getting renewable power to the people

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by doug, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. doug

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    Getting renewable power to the people - SFGate.com

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    Though kinda fluffy, this article reintroduces some interesting issues. I'm for distributed generation, myself; producing power in proximity to where it's used. But I also find the idea of huge solar plants out in the desert intriguing. They may be more efficient/cost effective even considering the power lines that would have to be built.
     
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    I personally like the idea of being completely self-sufficient, not relying on any grid. Less bills too! Dunno if this is practical for everyone though, even if solar power becomes super cheap.

    It'll help when the zombie apocalypse comes. :wink:
     
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