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Friday, March 06, 2009

Sustainable Planet: Energy production needs CARBON TAX

Solar Panel Drops to $1/watt

We have a finite amount of carbon based energy on this planet, and we've wasted about half of it already. We need the rest to bootstrap our world into sustainable energy technologies, but they have a sharp cost.

The only way to reach GRID PARITY, where solar production costs equal carbon fuel costs, in our lifetimes is to create a GLOBAL CARBON TAX to reflect the REAL COST of Carbon Based Fuels upon our environment. Thin Film PV, such as First Solar's cadmium telluride (CdTe) technology, is weak, creates toxic waist products, produces less energy per square meter, and will not stand up to the abuse of the outdoor environment.

Regular Silicon Crystal Technology or even iron pyrite PV will cost us much more because we are still making them using CARBON FUEL, not sustainable energy production.

The ONLY LONG TERM SOLUTION that will save life on this planet, is to change what we are doing, that means taking the PROFIT MOTIVE out of ENERGY PRODUCTION and working for the COMMON GOOD. CARBON TAX.

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