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Renewables are NOT more expensive!

Does the public have a clue what renewable energy technologies actually cost? Does anyone reading this know what new nuclear will cost, if it ever gets built? Do you know what a new coal-fired power plant costs? I doubt it. Have a look at the following easy-to-read report: From the chart on page 2 you will immediately see that not all renewable energy is expensive. In fact, biomass electricity is cost-competitive with new coal, less expensive than new nuclear. A great example of this biopower is Craven County Wood Energy in New Bern, NC. Coal, on the other hand, costs the NC economy more than $2 billion per year. TWO BILLION! How much of that coal-money ever comes back to North Carolina? This is a wealth transfer we cannot afford to continue. Renewable wind and biopower will grow good jobs here at home. Our electric payments will stay here in the state, recirculating in our local economies. THAT is the best way to rebuild our economy. Call Senators Burr and Hagan and urge them to strengthen and pass the Renewable Electricity Standard! It will save ratepayers money! Burr: 202-224-3154 Hagan: 202-224-6342 Call them today! Ask for clean energy jobs!


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