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jo



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:22 am    Post subject: TEQs & Sunshine America Reply with quote

Al Gore has come out with a very strong policy proposal for Renewable Energy : 100% sustainable domestic electricity within 10 years :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqlXid_ankQ

This undershoots the TEQs timeframe completely !

Could we massage TEQs to meet this kind of agenda ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10 years sounds very ambitious as a timescale to get a 100% renewables based grid up and running. Even if the US achieved that, they would still need TEQs because renewables will struggle to provide anything like 100% of the current level of US electricity use. The same is true in the UK. Renewables will work if we use energy much less wastefully. It is exactly for this reason that we will need TEQs, which incorporate energy and carbon rationing, rather than just carbon rationing.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: TEQs & Sunshine America Reply with quote

jo wrote:
Al Gore has come out with a very strong policy proposal for Renewable Energy : 100% sustainable domestic electricity within 10 year


Oil Drum report here: http://europe.theoildrum.com/node/4316
(the site is a little bit broken this morning though)
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