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    gmoke

    Gmoke, thanks for this very interesting comment. I think you have come up with some very useful ideas and info, especially for a red state audience. I will be following up in the future with you, but too much on the plate right now. In the context of your comment, I just noticed this a.m. a DKos report that major U.S. oil/gas producers are now backing off the shale gas rush here; apparently, it has not produced a cost effective result for them. Big changes coming I think.  

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      I just noticed this a.m. a DKos report that major U.S. oil/gas producers are now backing off the shale gas rush here; apparently, it has not produced a cost effective result for them.  
      http://www.dailykos.com/... Yeah, "fracking" for shale gas doesn't pay too well right now.  The fracking process is expensive and the wells don't produce for very long before they need to be re-fracked.  The price of gas needs to get a lot higher to make it worthwhile.  Watch for natural gas prices to thrash up and down a lot in the next few years.  

      Of course, the varying price of gas is a point in favor of renewables, which have a predictable price for years to come.  Even if the average price of electricity from natgas is somewhat less than the price of electricity from solar or wind, the steadiness of the renewables' price will make business people want to buy renewable.  

      "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

      by Calamity Jean on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 03:59:06 AM PDT

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