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Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 21:02
"Cheap" is a relative term. What is he cost to us later for not using renewable energy now? Set aside the climate change issue, if you must. Should we not have a well developed renewable energy source(s) before fossil fuels become too expensive to use then we will have put the global economy into a world of hurt. Think beyond next year. Think about what is coming if we do not develop renewable energy long before this happens.
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Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 21:05
WUWT provides a little truth and a lot of BS You notice only California is mentions for price increase. You also notice they don't mention CO2 which is indeed a pollutant and is listed as such by the EPA Renewable's need continued development and there fore there is cost involved. You think oil is cheap, gasoline maybe? If it weren't for the most recent bush killing the tax incentives for investment in renewable's, we would have made more progress by now and what industry do you think that benefited
Positive: 19 %
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 21:15
If renewable energy were cheap, stopping global warming would be easy. But we can do one of two things; we could invest in renewable energy like we invested in the microchip and in flat screen TVs and let economies of scale bring the price down, or we could wait for peak oil to raise the price of oil to that of renewable energy, instead.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #4 | 19/12 2013 22:34
Yes! It really is! Think about making power with coal. You have to find the coal, mine the coal, transport the coal, burn the coal, then make energy from it, then deliver the energy. Then look at solar panels: You build them put them up and connect them and there is natural renewable energy!
Positive: 10 %
Answer #5 | 20/12 2013 03:06
Cheap? Absolutely not! When you consider the taxpayer subsidies per unit of energy, renewables are outrageously expensive.....and....unreliable. If it were not for $Billions of taxpayer welfare/subsidies, the renewable energy business would not exist.
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