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If you have a limited number of energy units, as per your theory, then it follows that only one person can use a given unit at a given time. If your project is not generating electricity at any given time, for real world reasons (no wind, maintenance downtime, etc...) then those that were expecting to have energy units to spend on, say, heat themselves up, won't get them, and the producer implicitly keeps them on a temporary basis. If your pool allows the recipient to nevertheless receive - and use - those energy units, it's effectively allowing two people to use the same energy unit, and it's creating units, which is evil, evil, evil.

Or am I missing something?

Because otherwise the unit energy recipient will not have its unit when needed, and it might freeze. The drowning analogy is very apt.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 10:46:15 AM EST
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