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  •  Good news, or bad? (1+ / 0-)
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    mwm341

    If I remember right, most Bangladeshis today still have no power. It is hard to begrudge them any source of power they can find. As one of the poorest countries in the world, they certainly cannot afford higher prices.

    I am very happy for the Banglaeshis who today don't have power, but soon will.

    For the planet's ecosystem, this is bad news.

    Maybe Americans who would criticize 3rd world countries for implementing coal would be willing to forgo all power?

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    The NRA doesn't represent the interests of gun owners. So why are you still a member?

    by ChuckInReno on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 03:15:33 AM PST

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    •  With "no power" and having to employing... (1+ / 0-)
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      SouthernLeveller

      ...multiple millions of dollars in creating base power from scratch why start with the dirty stuff? Bangladesh has more than sufficient wind and sun resources to build clean, and given the force of the outflows of the Ganges, it's probably an even more reliable flow and much more powerful source of low-head hydro power than the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project

      Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 05:45:09 AM PST

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      •  Additionally, clearly there is some power (0+ / 0-)

        An 8 story building that collapsed on hundreds of garment workers probably wasn't being powered by elephants on treadmills, right?

        Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. --Martin Luther King Jr.

        by Egalitare on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 05:47:37 AM PST

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      •  Costs (0+ / 0-)

        If your only goal is to produce power, and you are even willing to cut corners on emissions, nothing, NOTHING is cheaper than coal. And this is a very poor country.

        Cost really does matter.

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        The NRA doesn't represent the interests of gun owners. So why are you still a member?

        by ChuckInReno on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 07:06:00 AM PST

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