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    AggieDemocrat, defluxion10

    It is true that at present, wind is slightly/moderately more expensive than fossil fuels, but it has huge advantages:

    - It provides local energy security. If we have serious economic disruptions in the future, localities aren't going to want their power to depend on events thousands of miles away.

    - It is scalable. You build one windmill. If you like its power output, you build five more. Rinse/repeat.

    - The price is nearly all in capitalization of the windmill, no fuel and manageable maintenance costs.

    - Fossil fuels are vital strategic resources. We shouldn't be pissing them away on exurban housing patterns. When the sh$& eventually hits the fan, we're going to need local fossil fuel supplies.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 09:25:27 AM PDT

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