X-Message-Number: 21948
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 08:55:34 +0000
From: Kennita Watson <>
Subject: coal/oil/gas/solar

Hi everybody --

I'm way into electric-powered vehicles, but I realize
that the batteries will have to be charged somehow.
I really like nuclear power, but I'm pretty well
convinced that in the current regulatory/etc. climate
it's not likely to become a more major energy source
than it is (and would like to leave discussion of it
for some other time).

For now I have a question -- how much of a gap in price
would need to be closed for solar power to become a
financially attractive alternative (not just in theory,
but to investors and on Wall Street) to coal, oil, and/or
natural gas?  Do you see this gap closing?  If so,
when and how (by rising oil/natural gas prices and/or by
falling solar prices)?  What are the major impediments --
political, cultural, regulatory, etc. -- to such (IMHO)

Thanks in advance for your input!

May you live long and prosper,
Kennita Watson          | Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
     |   None but ourselves can free our minds.
http://www.kennita.com  |           -- Bob Marley, "Redemption Song"

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