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Would it be too expensive to build a global electricity network?

Why spend the money when we still have plenty of coal and oil?

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When we add up the current costs of coal and oil, we often neglect to include externality costs we are now all aware of — greenhouse gases, acid rain, tanker accidents, nuclear leakages, Middle East wars, and resource depletion. We are finding that these issues are very expensive to clean up, and in some cases impossible to rectify. At the same time it is impossible to create new fossil resources.

Transmission lines are a one-time investment that deliver clean energy anywhere for decades to come. The power source can be located anywhere, whether renewable or not.

The generator can be sited far away from the load. The rule of thumb for transmission costs is about US$1 million per mile (this varies with voltage and terrain). A 100 km line (about 62 miles) would cost about US$62 million.

There are more than enough renewable energy resources on the planet for everyone. They are widespread — sometimes concentrated, sometimes dispersed. It is no longer necessary to build the power plant next to the city.

We can develop the renewable resources, then transmit the power to where it is needed.

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Updated: 2016/06/30

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