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I would not be so negative. The "energy revolution" might come from distributed microgeneration.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Nov 3rd, 2007 at 05:11:02 AM EST
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I'm not sure about "Micro" - those little windmills they flog in B&Q are a joke, and solar panels have got some way to go yet, as I understand it.

Far more mileage in "Meso" community projects on a neighbourhood and area (multiple neighbourhoods) scale basis, I think, both in terms of renewable energy generation, and in retrofitting energy efficiency (Negawatt) measures.

But the boundary of Micro and Meso is grey. Of course, there could be some big wins in urban distribution of hot water from current plant by "CHP'ing" them, although the current distribution of UK generation doesn't give that much opportunity.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sat Nov 3rd, 2007 at 07:43:43 AM EST
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