[ExI] Power satellites

painlord2k at libero.it painlord2k at libero.it
Mon Apr 27 22:45:50 UTC 2009

Il 27/04/2009 21.47, Damien Broderick ha scritto:
> At 09:01 PM 4/27/2009 +0200, Mirco wrote:
>> Yes, the idea is good.
>> You force the utilities to pay handsomely for the first 0,1% of the
>> energy of the grid, then a bit less for the first 1% and so on.
> You *force* the utilities??? What sort of free market capitalism is this?

I was evaluating the positive of the proposal, not the ethics of the 
I would prefer a real free market for all, utilities included.
I would abolish any and all laws limiting the zoning of power plants, 
would reduce / abolish the taxes. You know, near the full Rothbard.
But given that this is not the reality now, given that the government 
will not go away over the horizon, I evaluate how do the best with what 
is given.

The government could force the utilities to buy up to 1% of the energy 
distributed at higher rates and payback them with a reduction of the 
taxes equal to the incurred expenses. This would be tax neutral for the 
utilities and the consumers.

In Europe they do it for the electric solar power generated by privates 
so I don't see any problem to extend it to SPS generated electricity.

But, given the choice, between lower taxes / smaller government and 
subsides for the SPS I would support the lower taxes.


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