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  •  We don't have that smart grid yet. (0+ / 0-)

    Each time someone runs the numbers, such as the NREL, solar comes out much, much higher than wind/coal/gas/nuke.

    In fact, the capital costs for concentrated solar thermal are higher per kW than nuclear:

    http://bv.com/...

    •  Once upon a time not so long ago... (0+ / 0-)

      ... we didn't have a dumb grid either.

      Lead, follow, or get out of the way on renewables.  They are the future, and if they're not, you're grandchildren will be shivering in a dark, irradiated nightmare world and will hate you.  Sorry, but that's just the truth, Ruth.

      The meek shall inherit the Earth that the stupid destroyed.

      by CharlieHipHop on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 06:59:54 PM PST

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      •  I completely agree that they are the future. (0+ / 0-)

        The problem is that some act like the future is the present, when it's often 10, 20, or even 100 years away.

        It's good to push for positive change, but ignoring present reality doesn't do anyone any favors.

        That's also the truth.

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