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  •  Cheap How (0+ / 0-)

    Are you talking about all up delivered power or only generated power?  Delivered power in NY is expensive because the regional and local transmission and distribution systems are expensive.  Power generation in VA is cheap primarily because it uses coal.  That's not gonna get much green karma.  An offshore HVDC transmission line makes sense only in the context of its serving a massive off-shore wind power system or some other form of alternative energy.  Once the trunk line is installed, it could also be used for a variety of tidal or ocean current driven systems as well.  

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 05:15:03 PM PDT

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    •  I don't believe in "green karma" (0+ / 0-)

      or in people building a $5 B project on spec. I'm just conjecturing that folks as good at making money as Marubeni and Good Energies likely have a contingency plan in place that has nothing to do with building wind farms.

      Causation was, is, and ever shall be a slippery bitch, so we're best sticking with noting the facts

      by jam on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 07:51:22 AM PDT

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