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Well - it's a point rarely made that corporate control is a form of totalitarian control.

You don't need dour people in grey uniforms to have a totalitarian state. When entire populations are forced to work, encouraged to get into debt, and inspired to consume, it's an odd kind of "freedom" that's being offered.

But that's exactly why renewables are unpopular. If everyone has a windmill or panels and is offered a feed-in tariff competitive with the subsidies offered to non-renewables, the effects are political as well as economic.

Distributed generation makes it impossible to Enron-ise the economy.

The people who benefit from Enron-isation don't see this as a good thing.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Mar 16th, 2011 at 07:01:46 AM EST
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