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    Re: EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

    Quote Originally Posted by Pointy View Post
    I feel absolutely certain that you know just how long it takes to have a working Nuclear Power Station, from inception to finished product is a minimum of 8 years.

    Yes what you propose may well send Unemployment through the floor, but what you fail to mention is a Time frame.
    Well, if you're anti-nuke (found a anti-nuke site that matched your estimate) then it takes 8 years.

    Otherwise:
    Nuclear Power Education - Cost of Nuclear Power.
    The General Electric ABWR was the first third generation power plant approved. The first two ABWR's were commissioned in Japan in 1996 and 1997. These took just over 3 years to construct and were completed on budget. Their construction costs were around $2000 per KW.
    Economics of new nuclear power plants - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Modern nuclear power plants are planned for construction in four years or less (42 months for CANDU ACR-1000, 60 months from order to operation for an AP1000, 48 months from first concrete to operation for an EPR and 45 months for an ESBWR
    Timeline to convert to nuclear,wind,solar,hydro,wave,geo-thermal: My estimate (given an aggressive building program) would take 30 years. Realistically, it would take 40 years. That's why we should start now. Waffling and giving up because the result isn't instantaneous is childish (to be diplomatic about it).

    This would be a many-staged project. The need for foreign oil must be eliminated first. Foreign oil demand constitutes a significant threat to our nation's energy, security, and civil vitality. This can be completed in less than 30 years. Coal is a threat to our overall health. I'd rather eliminate our need for it and then sell it to the Chinese. Let them deal with the mess it causes. Then we can tackle natural gas (least damaging of the fossil fuels).
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    Re: EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

    Here's some food for thought on our power problems.

    Thorium Reactor

    I like this type of generator because it's cheaper, safer and the by products cannot be used to make nuclear bombs.
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    Re: EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Scientists are paid billions to research global warming, there's no way their conclusions would be motivated by all that research money.
    Yeah, and they are also paid by folks to say it isn't so. Yet, even some of those making big bucks to eb deniers simply couldn't do it. Why? Because the evidence said otherwise. Believers like yourself don't want evidence. You want excuses. Anything you can hang your hat on that will allow you to suspend disbelief.

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    Re: EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Do people still believe in Global Warming?
    Intelligent people do.

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    Re: EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

    It's no longer global warming. It's climate change.

    LOL!

    ....and it's not intelligence that makes one climb on the bandwagon. It's money and political ideology.
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    Re: EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (AP) The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming.
    Power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010, according to information released Wednesday that was the first catalog of global warming pollution by facility. The data include more than 6,700 of the largest industrial sources of greenhouse gases, or about 80 percent of total U.S. emissions.
    I think that should pretty much be filed under "no ****".
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    Re: EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    It's no longer global warming. It's climate change.

    LOL!
    What does IPCC stand for, anyway?

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    Re: EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    What does IPCC stand for, anyway?
    It's an UN organization which makes anything it has to say suspect.

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    It's no longer global warming. It's climate change.

    LOL!

    ....and it's not intelligence that makes one climb on the bandwagon. It's money and political ideology.
    Why don't our climate change friends setup protesting in China and India?
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    Re: EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why don't our climate change friends setup protesting in China and India?
    Because they know they'll be shot or thrown in the gulags.

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