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Yes, but at what cost!

When unleaded regular cost $8.00/gal as it does in Europe, then the US will
have some motivation to institute real change.


On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Humphrey,Stephen R <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

>  Europe could generate all the electricity it needs from renewable sources
> by the middle of the century, according to a major new report<http://www.ukmediacentre.pwc.com/imagelibrary/detail.aspx?MediaDetailsID=1694&ClientID=1%20>from PricewaterhouseCoopers that rejects concerns about the intermittent
> nature of renewable energy sources.  The report concludes it is technically
> feasible to produce a pan-continental supersmart grid powered by solar farms
> in North Africa, hydro electric plants in Scandinavia and the European Alps,
> onshore and offshore wind farms in the Baltic and North Sea, marine energy,
> and biomass power facilities.  The study includes a policy road map which
> outlines how Europe's leaders could transition away from fossil fuel-based
> power over the next four decades.
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> http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2260359/researchers-conclude-100-per
> *<http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2260359/researchers-conclude-100-per>
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> Box 116455, 103 Black Hall, University of Florida
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> Tel. 352-392-9230, Fax 352-392-9748
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