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  •  Thinking on a "societal" basis ... (0+ / 0-)

    Clean Air Act, for example, has cost the nation's electricity (mainly) purchasers in the range of $500 billion over the past 40 years.  That is a HUGE figure, a HUGE cost.  

    Hmmmm ...

    The next societal benefit, to date, with much additional benefit to come is analyzed in the range of $22 trillion+ or over a 40 to one ROI.  Now, much of that does goes back to the very electricity users through lowered asthma rates, etc but there is a broader societal value.

    And, well, the CAA is, in essence, forcing those electricity users (and their electricity providers) to spend some money to stop imposing costs on others.

    Same sort of "investment" ROI discussion when talking about a broad national investment --

    Blogging regularly at Get Energy Smart NOW! for a sustainable energy future.

    by A Siegel on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 06:12:51 AM PDT

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