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Frank Schnittger:
How about 20% in 2020 - it has a ring to it....

isn't that the (catchy) mantra yurp has for getting off fossil fuels?

way too little, way too late, imho, denial serenely rules as per.

"We can all be prosperous but we can't all be rich." Ian Welsh

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Jan 23rd, 2009 at 06:41:38 AM EST
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... wind alone is that it implies substantially more than 20% by 2020 for sustainable renewable energy.

If the US is going for 20% wind by 2020, then the portfolio standard would have to be something like 30% renewable or higher by 2020. The next "natural" (that is, small fraction) shares are 25% and 33%. There is also 35%, which allows pollies to say "more than a third".

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Jan 23rd, 2009 at 10:00:20 AM EST
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excellent point, bruce.

race us to the promised land!

"We can all be prosperous but we can't all be rich." Ian Welsh

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Jan 23rd, 2009 at 10:57:07 AM EST
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