BUT, YOUR LEADERNESS -- WE CAN'T MAKE THAT MUCH POWER WITH WHAT WE HAVE!  BEFORE THAT SHIP GETS HERE, WE'LL NEED TO TRIPLE OUR POWER PLANTS, OR ELSE, DISASTER! BUILD MORE PLANTS?  WE'LL RUN OUT OF CRYSTALS EVEN FASTER!  AND THINK OF THE POLLUTION -- THE SICKNESS AND DISEASE -- HOT WEATHER,  AND FIELDS TURNED INTO DESERTS! HMMM ... I FORESEE RE-ELECTION TROUBLES
  
 
SO -- TRIPLE THE POWER PRODUCTION AND WE BRING ON WORSE POLLUTION AND OVERHEATING?  CAN'T WE USE FEWER CRYSTALS?  CONSERVE AND USE ENERGY MORE EFFICIENTLY? 
COULD BE.  USE FEWER CRYSTALS -- SLOW DOWN THE POLLUTION. BUT, WAIT, I HAVE GREAT PLANS FOR BETTER WAYS TO MINE THE CRYSTALS -- AND FOR GETTING MORE POWER FROM THEM! 

CONSERVATION AND EFFICIENCY ARE VERY IMPORTANT.  BUT WE'LL STILL NEED MORE POWER!  THE TWIN SUNS GIVE LOTS OF SOLAR ENERGY, AND WE CAN HARNESS THE WINDS.


  
   
WE DON'T HAVE THE TIME FOR THAT!  WE NEED THE POWER NOW -- AND 3 CRYSTAL PLANTS CAN GIVE THE POWER OF 8 SOLAR AND WIND PLANTS.

YOU CAN BE AS EFFICIENT WITH THE CRYSTALS AS YOU WANT, BUT WE'LL STILL RUN OUT!  WE MUST START WITH SOLAR AND WIND POWER, TODAY!

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