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  •  Everything listed above in this diary costs (1+ / 0-)
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    money. If you really want it funded and done on a global scale, it also needs to make money.

    You might not like that reality but that is the world we live in.

    •  If that is the world we live in (2+ / 0-)
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      oldpotsmuggler, jamess

      then we will almost certainly die.
      Because we've already spent 20 years showing the people who control business and finance that they can make profits in a greener economy. They don't care. They want the profits they're making now, which are higher. They don't care what the consequences are. They want more money, now.
      Under that paradigm we have little chance of survival. So do they, but they don't believe it, because they think they can wave a fat wad of dollars at the atmosphere and evade the effects of climate change. Which they can, for a while, but not forever. They are walking a gangplank too--it's just longer, and has a red velvet carpet rolled out on it. But it leads to the same end.

      We've been trying for 20 years to reason with this:

      Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 12:51:16 PM PDT

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    •  We are very nearly at grid parity between coal (3+ / 0-)
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      and renewables. Some places are well past that point, as solar pv and wind generator prices tumble. That means that we are very nearly at the point where no more coal-fired power plants can get construction funding in the US and many other countries. The World Bank and other international lending institutions are saying that they have to stop funding coal-fired plants worldwide. India's largest coal company is installing renewable electricity generation at its mines to save money. Major corporations plan to take themselves mostly off the grid with rooftop solar.

      You can get solar on your own rooftop without having to buy the system. Leasing is one option, with a fixed monthly payment. You can also get solar installed by signing a contract to buy the power from it as you use it. As with all major home improvements, you need to check out the contractor thoroughly, and you should get an independent evaluation of all of your financial options.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 03:51:50 PM PDT

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      •  Is this a response to my point? (0+ / 0-)

        The reason why solar panels are cheap enough to put on your roof is that a company invested in the technology and thinks they can make money selling your personal array.

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