A Need Indeed?

We’re not against progress or delivering power when it’s needed if it’s done responsibly – i.e. put them underground near schools, houses, daycares etc.  But this all starts with understanding if they need to be run in the first place and from what we can determine, the Heartland lines are, at the very least, a huge overbuild.  It’s possible they’re not needed at all, but if there is a case to be made for their need, it certainly doesn’t add up to the 6,000MW circuit that’s being proposed. And the consequence of overbuild? It becomes exponentially more expensive to put the lines underground. Read our backgrounder on the diminished need for power in the Heartland and you be the judge.

~ by RETA on April 20, 2010.

 
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