Author Topic: Addressing climate change  (Read 8225 times)

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Offline Omni

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Re: Addressing climate change
« Reply #90 on: May 27, 2019, 04:46:37 pm »
There is a lot of things going on that hide the true costs of energy from all sources:

- Subsidies to fossil fuel producers; lack of carbon tax hides the externalities involves with fossil fuel construction

- Renewables are often subsidized directly (e.g. grants) or indirectly (spending on infrastructure to support renewables on grid)

- Nuclear often has large up-front capital costs that require government assistance

All in all, its almost impossible to find the 'true' cost of any sort of energy.

I pretty much concur with your comments. But I am leaning to being convinced that the hidden costs of fossil fuel production clean up will be way more than convering to renewables as much as we can.