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Response to Igel (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:33 PM

21. Pumped hydro is about as efficient as you get. Photosynthesis is not.

Except for the area under a forest canopy, plant growth is rarely limited by the amount of energy available from the sun. In fact living plants shed a great deal of excess solar energy.

For now plants have one great advantage over any artificial means of photosynthesis because plants manufacture themselves.

If we quit extracting fossil fuels tomorrow we could make many of the things we need from plant materials.

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