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Old 05-14-2014, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Forty years ago when I was a young dreamer, you could legally build a hydro plant and generate 5000 kilowatts of electricity and the untility company had to pay you the wholesale price for your excess power. The the EPA bascially regulated small scale hydro out of existence. Nature evaporates trillions (a guess) of cubic yards of water into the atmosphere daily.

In the age of unintended consequences, I wonder how many people have died in the last 4 decades due to atmospheric pollution due to regulatory extremists, who stop development of hydro power generation. Look at the map and see how much of a difference the hydro production from Niagra reduces the effective emissions within the proximity of the Niagra river, the first large scale hydro project.

Wish I could thank you 100 times for that post.

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