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Yes, but the point of taking account of EROI is to avoid counter-productive solutions. It is a contestable metric, but an empirically based one.

It seems unlikely to me that a pure carbon-tax solution, i.e. eliminating all subsidies and feed-in tariffs (which is what I suppose you are advocating) is anything like an optimal solution. Solar and wind could not have been kick-started without subsidies and tariffs. "The market will provide" is an interesting concept, but not actually how the world works.

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by eurogreen on Wed Jul 24th, 2013 at 06:05:28 AM EST
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