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Is Removing dams good for us ?????
By. Dr. Richard A. Gierak
At the present time there are those that believe that removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River would have little effect on the local populace, however, dam removal would impact every individual in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The following graph is a visual presentation of what we can all expect should the dams be removed on our electricity costs per household.
If your present monthly bill is $200 per month you can expect to pay the following with other methods of power production:
Hydro $200 per month
Geo $280 per month
Nuclear $296 per month
Coal $340 per month
Wind $592 per month
Clean Coal $814 per month
Natural Gas $815 per month
Solar $1,630 per month
Comparative analysis of electrical productionhttp://nuclearfissionary.com/2010/04/02/comparing-energy-costs-of-nuclear-coal-gas-wind-and-solar/
Wall Street Journal article Re: Clean Coal costshttp://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/2009/07/20/clean-coal-competitive-someday-just-not-today/
If you still think that removing four hydroelectric dams is good for us, prepare to open your checkbook for the increased costs you will incur. Let your voice be heard and contact your Senator and Congressman regarding this matter.
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