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Electricity slips beneath the radar

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Flip the switch,

Electrons flow;

With heavy costs,

That you don't know.

Electricity used to be simpler. Your power company would spend 10 years wheedling, cajoling, and bribing local citizens and politicians for the right to build a smelly plant along the river or down by the bay. In the end it got permission and soon trains or barges of coal and oil started showing up in the night. It was all very straightforward.

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