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Response to slackmaster (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:20 PM

22. It is mostly capital cost. The ongoing costs are pretty competitive.

 

Remember much of our current power infrastructure was put in place as public works projects after the Depression and after WWII. It wasn't "cost competitive" in its day either. Start-up of a new technology has some costs.

We have choices to make as a society. We can spend another trillion dollars invading a few more countries or we can spend much less than that and move significantly ahead on two important technologies for the future: desalination and solar energy.

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