Transactions of the Electrochemical Society Volume 28

Transactions of the Electrochemical Society Volume 28

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...or electro-metallurgical use. It is too remote from centers of distribution, its market, it costs too much to get it down through long-distance transmission lines, and unless it can be made the basis of a permanent operation, chemical or metallurgical, it will be forever wasted. We are to have a meeting in Portland next week on water power, to see what can be done about straightening the matter out, to see if we cannot get people set right on it. I have a very large interest in doing what I can to help that work along. Water power is valuable only when it is developed, and it takes large amounts of money to develop it. In discussion yesterday, at the Public Utilities session, I expressed my opinion that if returns to capital were going to be limited to a bare 8 percent, as the total return to capital invested in water power, it would be a very long time, in my opinion, before much more water power would be developed on the Pacific Coast. I am naturally an optimist; but I feel if we are going to do anything in the development of water power on the coast or anywhere else in the nation, we must treat the developer more fairly than now seems politically possible, and enact wiser and more adequate laws, if the present waste involved in our policy of stagnation is to be prevented. Pres1dent L. Addicks: Doctor Lyon had a paper at our morning session on this same subject, in which he analyzed a number of industries, whether they could be developed or not, and stated his conclusions at length. (See pages 160 and 161.) In other words, it appears that Doctor Lyon, after considering the present processes, one after another, under local conditions, does not seem to think there is a possibility of their being established, but pins his faith upon...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924096
  • 9781236924094