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Old 09-17-08, 02:34 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by dremd View Post
Glad to hear that the french gvt has some sense!
In fact this is mandated by European Union. In 2012 a certain percentage of electricity must be renewable to achieve Tokyo's CO2 aims. We are late compare to Germany, while Spain and Italy are going faster than us. But sale prices and government aid are decided by each country.

An ecological project often achieved is solar water heating, noticeably when building a new house. Solar heating, geothermal or aerothermal are less often achieved as there is much more work and French government aid is only about material, but some local aid may help about working cost.

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I keep wanting to mention that your english is excellent.
Thanks, but it's often a pain in the ... when I have to express some ideas, I have to search my words during looong times. Often I say my English is "read only"

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Earth absorbs 1.8 t CO2/head/yr, while a French generates 6.2 t CO2/yr
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  • kg saved 06/08-08/09: 1816.9+382.9 (ecodriving / 1420mi not driven) = 2199.8
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    (2.66 kg/l diesel)
  • kg saved by 3kWc photo-voltaic solar panels : 187 kg/yr
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    (59.1 g/kWh)
Radioactive wastes saved by 3kWc photo-voltaic solar panels :
  • Long life (>100,000 years) : 2.85 g/yr (0.9 mg/kWh)
  • Short life (<300 years) : 31.7 g/yr (10.0 mg/kWh)
Based upon "official" French figures...
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