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  •  With respect to point 2 (0+ / 0-)

    while it is correct that efficiency anywhere has systemwide benefits, the importance of concentrating them upstream is in creating robustness in the system against cascading economic collapse.  Diffuse efficiencies do not create such robustness, and would be costly and time-consuming to reorganize upstream in the middle of a collapse.

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    by Troubadour on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 04:37:43 AM PDT

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    •  That would be most preferable, but the fact is (1+ / 0-)
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      that the quickest implementations are not always upstream, and general speed of implementation across the board is likely more important than anything else.

      Upstream water production should be among the first things done, though... that I can definitely agree with.

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      by Lawrence on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 07:22:19 AM PDT

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      •  That's certainly a strong argument. (0+ / 0-)

        After all, with speedier general implementation, it might be that the upstream applications would be approached more quickly.

        The conundrum of stable democracy: Reform requires the consent of the corrupt.

        by Troubadour on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 08:34:27 AM PDT

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