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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    This is what would happen should we all go nuclear:



    Figure 2 illustrates the different projections of uranium depletion, pending an increase in annual consumption rates of 3%, 5% or 8%. Currently, uranium production falls incredibly short of the demand. As oil resources become scarce, uranium will have more pressure put upon it as a resource. All three different scenarios have a similar course until around 2013, where they part trails. By 2020, there is a serious uranium shortage.
    Fissile plutonium and thorium however are well more abundant then fissile uranium. Additionally, that isn't the amount of uranium in the planet. that's our current reserves. If consumption skyrocketed, we would deplete our reserves. However, we could increase mining and also use nuclear plants which can use both thorium and plutonium as well. Additionally, breeder reactors are well more efficient with uranium than traditional reactors which will maybe get 1% of the natural occurring uranium. This is because in the initial fission in a breeder reactor, non-fissile uranium is broken down into fissile components which can be reused in the reactor in future cycles.
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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Isn't France almost all nuclear now?
    I think almost 80% of their power now comes from nuclear energy.
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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Wasn't that the point of the stimulus projects?
    To update stuff like this.

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    Of course not, it was to buy votes which are more important than a stinking power grid thingy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think almost 80% of their power now comes from nuclear energy.
    That's because they are exempt by nuclear environazis, who only pick the US to protest against.
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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    This is what would happen should we all go nuclear:



    Figure 2 illustrates the different projections of uranium depletion, pending an increase in annual consumption rates of 3%, 5% or 8%. Currently, uranium production falls incredibly short of the demand. As oil resources become scarce, uranium will have more pressure put upon it as a resource. All three different scenarios have a similar course until around 2013, where they part trails. By 2020, there is a serious uranium shortage.
    Just when you thought the world had escaped the stupidity of the fear mongering known as Peak Oil (cue dramatic scary music) comes it's big brother...

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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    You're correct as long as the progressives and environmentalists are in charge it is not sustainable. We can't drill here, we can't drill there. We can't go nuclear. We can't build new refineries. Obama wants to bankrupt the coal industry. Natural gas is dangerous, Blah blah blah. If you think we can live on wind and solar, we may as well go back to living in caves.
    Maybe you could start by selling your expedition and driving something more economical, replacing the bulbs in your house, and turning your thermostat to a more reasonable temperature. That was my focus. We waste. We waste, and we waste, and we waste, and we give no thought to the fact that these resources in many cases are irreplaceable.

    Why is it that hardline conservatives always seem to want to jump on the bandwagon of destroying of natural resources and conspicuous consumerism? Why do you consider waste a conservative value?

    My extremely conservative parents raised me to keep the thermostat turned up in the summer to save energy, to use rainwater for plants, and to take care of the land. We farmed, and our livelihood was dependent on taking care of our natural resources.

    Why is it that so-called conservatives have turned into shills for corporations? That's NOT conservatism.

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    shills for corporations:

    Meanwhile, no less an authority than Volcker himself, the president’s poster boy for financial reform, just acknowledged what others have been saying for months. Which is that the banking reform bill leaves the discredited too-big-to-fail policy intact — alive and well.

    In particular, Volcker says he does not believe that the administration is going to be able to apply its too-big-to-fail policy to what he calls “megabanks.”

    Ironically, Volcker may have tried to be supportive of the new legislative efforts when he said on CNBC that the proposed resolution authority appears to be a “workable proposition for anything short of the biggest banks.” He then acknowledged that the legislation is not “workable” for the country’s largest banks.

    Of course, the whole reason for the policy is to use it against the biggest banks. That’s why it’s called a too-big-to-fail policy.
    Opinion: Slouching toward financial reform - Jonathan Macey - POLITICO.com

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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Maybe you could start by selling your expedition and driving something more economical, replacing the bulbs in your house, and turning your thermostat to a more reasonable temperature. That was my focus. We waste. We waste, and we waste, and we waste, and we give no thought to the fact that these resources in many cases are irreplaceable.

    Why is it that hardline conservatives always seem to want to jump on the bandwagon of destroying of natural resources and conspicuous consumerism? Why do you consider waste a conservative value?

    My extremely conservative parents raised me to keep the thermostat turned up in the summer to save energy, to use rainwater for plants, and to take care of the land. We farmed, and our livelihood was dependent on taking care of our natural resources.

    Why is it that so-called conservatives have turned into shills for corporations? That's NOT conservatism.
    I drive a '97 F1 Ford Pick-up. I bought it new. Seeing as how I've only put 89,000 miles on it in 13 yrs I can't see buying something more economical. I'd be long dead by the time I'd recoup any money I'd save on gas. As you can see, I drive very little.
    As far as all the other things you think I should do....I already do that and some.
    Why are you stereotyping Conservatives as being wasteful?

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