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Old 06-02-2018, 01:59 PM   #1943 (permalink)
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Something also to consider:
*Lomberg reports that 43% of American energy use is wasted.page 125.
(with energy efficiency measures,the US could reduce it's overall load by 43%,reducing the amount of renewable infrastructure by the same amount without any loss of service)
This comports with R. B. Fuller's suggestion to raise the overall efficiency of everything from 4% to 8%.

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Renewables are competitive today.If total costing is the metric.
Doing the right thing of course has zero monetary value.

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If you want to set aside fossil fuels for mining and agribusiness it's fine by me.
For the exception of aircraft,most other mobility issues can be handled without it.
To be phased out relative to bio-fuels?
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