September 15, 2008
Why are we afraid of have hydropower from our 3,000 miles of rocky coast waters where tides rise 20 feet twice a day? With cheaper electricity we could heat our homes, run hot water heaters, street lights, paper mills and give our college students jobs so they don't have to move from Maine for work.
Why is there only one business based in Maine on the Fortune 500 list? It's a VUCA world - volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Electricity giant Furnas in Brazil has built 11 hydroelectric plants and is building seven more. Norway knows how to use hydropower with two companies, Norsk Hydro and Statoil Hydro.
Let's think about tomorrow, our children's future. All other energy sources will deplete. Hydropower lasts forever. Hydropower will give us inexpensive energy. Hydropower is the answer.
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