You refer to the "dirty fuel" element in energy pricing. I wonder if the wind industry is wise to place too much hope on getting benefit from this. Having visited China and Singapore in the last year and seen their great rates of development, western Europe would be very foolish to artificially increase its energy costs when competing with Far East industry, particularly when it is uncertain if acid rain and global warming are real problems. I believe that acid rain problems in so far as they are related to sulphur may have been made worse by clean air policies. Substances like cement dust and iron oxides would have contributed to neutralising sulphurous fumes, though I am not advocating abandoing clean air policies.
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