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The best options are, in that order:

  • energy efficiency and savings
  • renewable energy
  • nuclear energy
  • coal- and gas-fired power

We are doing the EXACT opposite. How insane are we? Not a little is the answer, yes.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Nov 8th, 2006 at 06:12:29 AM EST
On the first one, do you have handy statistics on the global energy use per category (as refined as possible) and what kind of savings for what cost we can achieve with current technology?

I'm curious at what better isolation (is that the word in english?) can do for what cost.

BTW, I did not see a story or diary on the european grid failure of last saturday, did I miss a discussion somewhere?

by Laurent GUERBY on Wed Nov 8th, 2006 at 11:16:28 AM EST
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isolation is insulation in English.

isoler (in this sense) = "to insulate".

"isolation" in English is isolement in French.

There was some mention of the blackouts here. But there has been a lot of play since on the alleged responsibility of wind power, and I'd be curious to see Jerome's take on that.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Nov 8th, 2006 at 11:31:01 AM EST
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Thanks for the english lecture :)

Since this involves a private company I assume we'll never know anything about it...

by Laurent GUERBY on Wed Nov 8th, 2006 at 03:37:16 PM EST
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