Author Topic: Addressing climate change  (Read 6929 times)

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Offline TimG

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Re: Addressing climate change
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2019, 09:59:57 pm »
We now have to evaluate environmental costs of energy use too, and burning fossil fuels is not winning.
That is a separate discussion. If you want to have an honest conversation about the cost of producing electricity you leave those costs out. You add those considerations back in when you are deciding what mix of energy to use based on the money that is available to pay for it. i.e. you decide what carbon tax people are willing to pay in a given jurisdiction and you add that into the cost analysis. You don't bury assumptions about a carbon tax into a generic cost analysis and then use that to make the false statement that renewables are cheaper than coal because they are are not when you look at the actual money that has to be spent.
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