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Old 18th Oct 2018, 14:52
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A Squared
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Originally Posted by msbbarratt View Post
A lot of these downsides go away or become irrelevant if you consider the electricity to be free (solar, wind, etc). One way or another we seem to be heading kinda in that direction, but it's a long way from free still.
No, we're not heading in that direction, nor will we ever be. Any meaningful measure of the cost of electricity will include the cost of the investment in generation equipment and the operation costs. That isn't ever going to be free.
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