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Carbon taxes, solar, wind, fission, fusion and geothermal.

None of them address 93 percent of the problem.


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Edward Kronenberger on Dec 4, 2020

Jim the capital cost remains a barrier doesn't it?

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Jim Baird on Dec 4, 2020

Edward, the following says otherwise.

The assumptions are:

Plants are a floating ship design.

The cost of the 100MW plant is 66 percent of the base cost of the conventional 100-MW plant of $4,000/kW.

Each doubling of the size of a 100MW plant lowers plant cost by 22%.

Cost of ship designs by N. Srinivasan and M. Sridhar, "Study on the Cost Effective Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Power Plant," Offshore Technology, pp. 1-13, 2010.

 All cost assumptions from MIT thesis, Assessment of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion by Shylesh Muralidharan, B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering, Pondicherry University. 

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