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Dead birds, dead bats, noise pollution, visual pollution.

It's invisible from shore, nobody to hear the noise, no migration paths.

Damaging the profits of the oil companies and threatening the jobs of those who produce fossil fuels.

10 times more jobs per kWh produced than fossil fuel-based generation.

Complication electrical grid design to deal with the more distributed inputs.

Technically solvable problems. More jobs for engineers.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:28:58 AM EST
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10 times more jobs per kWh produced than fossil fuel-based generation.

It's inefficient in labour.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:33:35 AM EST
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Obstinate whiner.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:43:50 AM EST
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well said...

in a nutshell, do we have the cultural and intellectual curiosity to support a life lived without the dignity of work -as we knew it.

in 2 generations i've seen the shift between one's work being a lifelong choice, with massive implications for one's sense of identity, destiny, andsocial continuity, to a free for all clever-clever slippery-monkey grabfest, to a redimensionising one's balance between work and leisure, and increasingly seeking satisfaction, identity and self-actualisation outside the work place, rather than from inside it.

this inversion can sometimes follow through to the point where what starts as a relaxing hobby, can flower into the main driver for self-expression and even financial success.

that is the greatest adaptation one can achieve and exemplify, i believe.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:28:51 PM EST
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Inefficient if you discount the renewable part :).
by Laurent GUERBY on Sat May 26th, 2007 at 01:31:59 PM EST
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