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Paying for what we want

“One of the problems in the United States is that we haven’t been willing to confront the tough questions,” said Paul Gipe, who sits on the steering committee of the Alliance for Renewable Energy, a group advocating energy policy reform.

“We have to ask ourselves, ‘Do we really want renewables?’ ” he said. “And if the answer to that is yes, then we’re going to have to pay for them.”

This was the closing of today’s NY Times piece titled “Cost of Green Power Makes Projects Hard to Sell.” Written by Matthew L. Wald and Tom Zeller Jr., this article discusses how a few additional cents on an individual’s monthly electric bill are being used to argue against increased renewables for electricity generation in the United States.


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