Re: Energy sources in the next 20 years

From: John W Burgeson <jwburgeson@juno.com>
Date: Tue Jan 13 2004 - 17:00:40 EST

Glenn posted: "As to the 10 sq miles of Pacific to provide energy for
California, can you
imagine the environmental impact of shadowing that large an area of
ocean,
the impact on sea life etc."

Yeah. Not much. 10 sq mi is a little more than a square 3 miles on a
side. The Pacific is a big place.

" The equipment
worked really well until the very first storm came along and ripped the
anchors out of the ocean bottom, and then destroyed the equipment by
smashing it against the cliffs."

Gee, if the first try fails, abandon it? Glad the Wright Brothers did not
have that philosophy! <G>

Seems to me the potential (sic) payoff is large enough that at least
pilot projects ought to be considered.

Burgy

www.burgy.50megs.com/shadows.htm (Into the Shadows)

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