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Response to hunter (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:18 PM

20. Yes, I know I can turn off my electricity.

What I meant was - it would be nice if my power did not go out because something broke at the power plant.
It would be nice to know that I was not connected to a grid that could be shut down accidentally, by terrorists, by a car crash, whatever. It would be nice to know that access to the grid would not be more costly because fossil and nuclear fuel must always generate more and more profits at the expense of other technologies that are kinder to the earth.
I live in Florida. The grid is useless, sometimes, during and after storms. And the power companies run the show as far as costs go. They write the legislation.
Also am uneasy that all communications could be shut down merely by sabotaging the grid.
Stuff like that. It is not just about money. It is about the earth, and also about having electricity without being tied to the grid.

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