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November 15, 2006


mark c r (chemist) UK

You'll find the RAND study at this address: BELOW

Impacts on U.S. Energy Expenditures of Increasing Renewable Energy Use.

Enjoy the interesting economic analyses...


There are definitely challenges with infrastructure expansion capacity for energy. However, as I have heard Dr. Willett Kempton remark before, the U.S. infrastructure challenge to rapidly assemble aircraft during World War II was easily met, and could potentially be replicated for the energy challenge. There are surely differences in the situations, but here are the stats:

"From 1939, when fewer than 6,000 planes a year were being produced, the industry doubled production in 1940 and doubled it again in 1941 and 1942. In the first half of 1941, it produced 7,433 aircraft, more than had been produced in all of 1940. From January 1, 1940, until V-J Day on August 14, 1945, more than 300,000 military aircraft were produced for the U.S. military and the Allies—with almost 275,000 after Pearl Harbor. In the peak production month of March 1944, more than 9,000 aircraft came off the assembly lines. By the spring of 1944, more aircraft were being built than could be used and production began to be curtailed."

From: http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Aerospace/WWII_Industry/Aero7.htm

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