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Jah Kable

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Why are the alternate power sources not being implemented on a world-wide scale? There is a tipping point and we must be close by now!!!

Solar panels
Wind Turbines
Hydro-Elecric

We all see the signs of the world changing. Ice caps disappearing, mega storms, tempature rise, ect.
Yet we are more concerned with royal babies, wars, and profits.
We will have none of that if this planet stops supporting life as we know it.
This is a back burner issue always used for politics but never solved by politics.
Turn the heat up on this, the Earth is!

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      Aug 28 2013: We already have that in Australia but we still need to burn coal at night. I live by myself and am at work all day so my solar offsets the cost of my night time energy usage, but I still need electricity when I get home at night. As do most of the industries in my local area. The aluminium plant for example uses as much electricity as a small town and runs 24/7.
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          Aug 28 2013: I'm not sure what I said that gave you the impression that homeowners subsidise industrial energy costs. They don't. The point I'm making is that in a warm country like Australia domestic energy use is just as high at night and most industry now runs all night. Our climate in spring and summer is characterised by hot still nights so solar and wind are of little use for half the time.
      • Aug 28 2013: Why not grow your fuel in the Australian desert using algae? It requires energy input, but that could easily come from renewable. You get 1.5 what you put in. Then, instead of burning coal at night you could burn the oil from this algae, a renewable resource.
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          Aug 28 2013: We've been working on the algae for around ten years now and currently have several different GM varieties under evaluation.
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          Aug 30 2013: "Yes they do because those industrial complexes are not producing their share of power using solar and wind so your excess power is being ate up by those corporations. You are subsidizing their energy use."
          But I get payed for any power that goes back into the grid at double the rate I'm charged for grid usage.
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          Aug 30 2013: 1) Because the aluminium plant runs at night too
          2) A solar array big enough to power an aluminium plant would cover about 10 square kilometres of land and still wouldn't power it at night.
          3) Wind works everywhere there is wind. They call the doldrums the doldrums for a reason, and an awful lot of people live at tropical latitudes.

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