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  •  Ever hear of transmission line loss? (0+ / 0-)

    A nominal value for typical transmission line loss due to electrical resistivity in lines and system components might be in the order of 10% in typical in-utility-system distribution.   If you increase the required transmission line distance to generation sources hundreds of miles away, the amount of transmission line energy losses will increase with increasing transmission distance.

    I'd suggest taking a course in thermodynamics and electricity and magnitism before you commit further time and energy to setting national energy policy.

    •  You really missed the point of his comment (2+ / 0-)
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      sagesource, sethtriggs

      It was that nothing was burned and hence nothing was wasted.  It was reduced from top efficiency, but no resources (e.g. gas, coal, wood) is gone forever due to the inefficiency.

      Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

      by yet another liberal on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 05:18:04 PM PST

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