I ran across an interesting paper while searching for other things: http://www.cmu.edu/all/Lecture711.pdf

The interesting observation I made was in the diagram.  A very large percentage of electrical energy is lost in the transmission.  This suggests that when a viable on site generation method is finally found that its implementation will most likely run like wildfire due to the double savings.






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