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  •  Should be economics 101 (1+ / 0-)
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    that an industry should pay its total costs when considering cost-competitiveness.

    •  Nuke industries would not exist w/o taxpayer loans (2+ / 0-)
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      James Wells, greengemini

      This is our time for effective change of the "status quo".

      Thanks for this diary!

      •  nor would the fossil fuel industry (2+ / 0-)
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        James Wells, greengemini

        if it were not for leasing rights and other governmental subsidies, fossil fuels would  be much more expensive.

        take a look here.  

        Fossil Fuel energy industry is highly subsidized by government.  

        it's factually inaccurate to say that fossil fuel based energy is operating in a "free market" environment free of subsidy.  

        it's not even close.

    •  Troll comment alert (0+ / 0-)

      You should study Econ 101 from something other than a mail-order 'university'...

      It's not how many votes are cast, but counted.

      by ozsea1 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 04:06:18 PM PDT

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      •  ??? (0+ / 0-)

        If the "troll" alert refers to the "Should be economics 101" comment, then it's based on a misread of that comment.

        Diary says:

        In other words, the roughly $53 billion in damages that the coal industry inflicts on our economy every single year is greater than the value of the electricity it generates!

        Comment is supportive of that.  Other reply gets it.

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