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09/22/2003
Alternate energyCongratulations on your excellent series on future energy supply. It will provide a good foundation for educating the public on this vital subject. With such a broad topic, some issues were bound to stimulate more discussion. Let's roll!While government policies (taxing Peter to pay Paul) can promote the initial development of alternate energy sources, in the long term those sources will have to make sense thermodynamically. Fundamentally, what the energy supply industry does is amplify available energy. In the oil industry, we take some of the human race's hard-won store of energy and use it to drill wells and build facilities to provide future energy supplies. Do...
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