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Subject:  Re: 25% renewable energy by 2025 Date:  10/14/2012  1:56 PM
Author:  tpault Number:  122559 of 128651

Let's also not forget that there have been no communist countries that were successful by any financial, social, or other meaningful measure

Sorry that doesn't make sense to me, I must be missing the point.

One reason we cannot compete with third world countries is that their governments subsidize, especially the very financially successful China.

Subsidizing is always happening. If alternative energy sources are to take off, it must be subsidized in the u.s. Now we can argue our feelings all day long. But as a for instance, no one is going to buy an all electric vehicle when there is no way to take a cross country trip, or even cross state trip. It would take many quick-charge or batter-swap stations across the country. No company can afford to make thousands of "electric" stations or swap stations, just so they can possibly then sell cars someday. Now, this example isn't the point, so I would ask not to argue back about how they really don't need "swapping stations," etc. The point is that they are all starting with a leg-down, and the entire model must change to make it an even-enough playing field before new energy alternatives can begin to compete.

Paul T.
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