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"One way to consider it is to look at the magnitudes of energy involved."

That's my point. When water wheels were being developed, I bet no one thought that they'd ever be able to put a hydro-electric dam (the ultimate water wheel) on the Colorado River due to the energy involved. While the technology with wind power is somewhat different, the attitude seems to be very much the same: it's free energy and there's lots of it. When an attitude like that predominates, progress is all important and impacts tend to be overlooked especially when they're new.

by Jace on Fri Jan 28th, 2011 at 09:58:30 AM EST
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