Posted by John Beardmore on February 8, 2006, 8:55 am
No idea - I'm not even on your continent. I'm just making the point
that specialists consumers probably already have specialist suppliers,
and other consumers aren't going to punt out a couple of hundred bucks
on kit that won't cut their bills significantly.
It wouldn't surprise me. One of the big DIY chains over here has
dabbled in solar thermal, but I don't think they had much impact.
In what sense ?
Posted by Johnny on February 8, 2006, 9:07 am
Maybe to keep the prices up for the solar dealer network.
I think it gets to rich persons can afford it, and the masses can't
And who controls the energy bond issues?
Again, same story.
They are addicted to the centralized power grid income stream.
They don't want the people to be free of their income machine.
Next thing we can say about that is: they don't really care about the
environment if they are playing the control game.
Posted by Johnny on February 8, 2006, 8:33 am
Look at who does make sales when they stock new things; e.g., japanese
Just seems to me we can wean off the century-old and fifty-year old energy
stuff if we really want to and see less expense at meeting EPA regs.
We can go to hydro supplying all the peak power we need and stop generating
greenhouse gases and nuclear waste.
I would prefer a massive capital investment to clean the environment here.
The cost savings long-term would be realized sooner than later with such a
national energy policy.
Big utilities operate on bonds and stock sales anyway.
Why can't the people get free of the gayblade and abortionistic corporate
Old school party bosses don't like losing their power it seems, but it
happens in due time anyway.
Posted by John Beardmore on February 8, 2006, 9:02 am
Not quite the same thing. Pretty much everybody has a car. Almost
nobody has a PV system.
Who is "we" ?
Highly desirable I agree, but I'm not convinced that the 'man in the
street' is really up for this yet.
Good idea if you have the resource.
So would I. Are we feeling lucky ?
A couple or three decades maybe.
If you own a power plant there is only one way to recover your
investment in it.
Because they have ear of Washington ?
Yes - everything changes. But in time ?
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