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I agree.

Or cheap power overcapacity in general. Not that cheap power is not a good thing, but let me give you an example.

Norway. Cheapest power in the world, extensive power intensive industry, all hydro, everyone has electrical heating. So far so good. Cheap and clean and comfortable.

The problem is that power demand in Norway is growing and hydro expansion is no longer possible. So they will build natural gas power plants. The reasonable alternative would have been to change electrical heating to electrical heat pumps to accomodate increasing power demand. Or Hell, just insulate those drafty houses.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Fri Sep 8th, 2006 at 07:18:19 PM EST
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