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  •  Dislike of solar power = tool of extractive (2+ / 0-)
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    cocinero, jes2

    industries.

    Capitalism HATES renewable/sustainable that everybody can have.

    May turn out to be the REAL reason marijuana is illegal: something nice for absolutely nothing.

    Solar power much the same.

    •  Excellent point, both have corporate enemies (1+ / 0-)
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      xxdr zombiexx

      Solar really changes the game. Not all business entities sees renewables as a bad thing. Look at all of the industries that are buying their own solar or wind power, such as Walmart or Google. They see higher profits and reduced costs.

      Even some of the utilities realize that solar and wind will be a force and they are trying to figure out how to take advantage of it. That is why we are seeing cost savings whenever a utility adds in wind or solar.

      The world will move to a distributed generation model of energy and one which cuts out a large piece of the centralized utilities. I believe it will happen a lot faster than the Kochs of the world realize. And, there is little they can do, other than slow it down in the short term.

      Take that one step further and consider electric vehicles that can be used as energy storage units for homes during the evening, essentially moving many customers permanently off of a centralized grid and off oil.

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