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Renewable energy for Puerto Rico

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Science  05 Oct 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6410, pp. 7
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav5576

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  • RE: Puerto Rico Energy

    Seems to be classic rape by fossil fuel forces; Puerto Rico has mile high mountains that contain rainforests — that water finds its way back to the ocean through stream systems easily tapped (not damed). Another easilly tapped source of a tropical island is wave power and solar, neithe needing a massive grid,

    The water off its south east shore is a mile deep; the temperature of this water.is less than 40˚F; use thei resorce to cool server farms and buildings saving having to generate power to cool; colld water on one side and warm on the other generates electricity; though an effect I forget the name of; bringing this nutrient laden conld water to the surface attracts huge fish populations.

    Open all streams to the citizens to pan for gold, and let them keep what they find, paying income tax of course — then each citizen can buy their own solar system and Tesla batteries and follow Elon Musk’s example when he had a children’s hospital up and running thirty days after the hurricane.

    Govenment invites self dirving vehicle business to manufacture in PR; guarantee that when ready, they will make self dirving mandatory on entire island as working prototype for the planet; with no safety systems needed, cost of travel goes from one dollar to ome nickle per mile — all electric vehicles with on board recharge eliminates petrolium on the island completely; PR prospers as it should have all along,

    Other ideas; move the airport to Roosevelt Roads and inst...

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