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52. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2013, 02:17 Jivaro
 
The bottom line is that we have to use a little bit of everything and be very careful when we start something new so as not to make the price of the energy source too expensive in other ways then money. There won't be one solution to any energy crisis other then to harvest a percentage of all the possibilities. Solar, wind, tidal, frakking, natural gas, oil, coal....all of it. The key to a healthy economy and environment is moderation and a smart infrastructure (grid). Unfortunately, corporate America isn't exactly famous for either moderation or smarts, but it is what we have to strive for.

Personally, now that solar cells have dropped to such low prices, I am really happy that my power company lets me feed the grid with cells on the roof. I do literally nothing, I got a huge tax break, and a I get a discount on my power bill. I wish more of my neighbors did the same thing. They will bitch about the price of gas or their electricity bill but they will literally do nothing proactive unless they can save money immediately. Asking people to look long term seems to be the biggest obstacle in the whole thing. One guy told me that he wouldn't use solar cells unless the government gave them to him for free and another told me he wouldn't use them because they were "too ugly".

I need new neighbors.
 
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