From: Matthew Purdon (
Date: Fri Nov 17 2000 - 08:53:43 MST

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:

>As someone who spent a number of years as an energy analyst, developing energy
>conservation technologies, you don't know what you are talking about. Every
>trend in resource cost is downward, and availability is upward. Stopy buying
>the Green lies.

Michael, I don't think I agree with availability going upward. I currently
work for a company developing enterprise management solutions for the energy
market. There has been very little increase in the amount of new power
plants over the years. With deregulation, there isn't the state guarantees
that once made it worth investing in energy plants. So now, we are faced
with increasing energy usage and little increase availability. There are
continual threats of brownouts, so utility companies are constantly buying
energy from other parts of the grid. All we seem to be doing is figuring
out how to distribute what energy we have to where it is needed when it is
needed. We aren't changing our energy habits or increasing availability.

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