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  •  The problem is one of quantity (0+ / 0-)

    The capitalist system requires ever-more-increasing levels of throughput and intensity just to maintain its levels of profit.  It's a matter of grow or die.  You might be able to get "cheap energy" for marginal alternative energy systems as long as they stay marginal, but what happens when they're being asked to substitute for a 3.1 billion gallon/day oil habit and a coal habit equivalent to the oil habit in its carbon emissions?

    "Wars not make one great" -- Yoda

    by Cassiodorus on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:20:53 PM PST

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