Silver wrote:You should probably quit guessing Mike, it's not working out for you. You have the whole internet at your disposal to find some unbiased information, it may serve you well to take advantage of it.Mike wrote:Sorry to bust your bubble on Hydro, but natural gas may not always be as cheap as it is now. Just a few years ago it was cost prohibitive. I'm paying as little as $.06 per KWH on some meters and we have an abundance of hydro plants. Could geographical features and terrain have a say? Probably. I'm guessing it's partly because we have real rivers here. Not those little shallow, narrow creeks they call rivers up north.
Hydro is the REAL Renewable power source. Just not enough rivers.
It may interest you to know that the 3 largest man made lake in North America are not in the US lol. One of the 3 is in my back yard
Yeah, I was going to say, BC has real rivers for certain.
On the cost of Hydro, Electricity out of current Dams is very cheap. However, the capital costs on those dams were incurred at a different time and in a very different world. The tearing out of the major dams on the Columbia seems to have been stopped. I think it was in conjunction with high fuel prices.