View Poll Results: Are You Interested In More Nuclear Power?

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Thread: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    The problem with electric vehicles, as I think many people fail to realize, is that the largest source of electricity generation in this country is coal, which is in fact dirtier than oil. I misspoke when I said it's impossible to become energy independent. If we invest in renewable energy, solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, etc, I do think it's possible. But merely switching to electric vehicles would in fact make air less clean unless we can change the sources of our energy to these cleaner, continually available sources. Thanks for the correction.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    They are building another nuke plant within 20 miles of where I sit, along with the existing three-within-100-miles I already have.


    I'm fine with that. Bring it on.
    I am fine with nuke power...but not living within 20 miles of a plant (especially if it was a house I owned).

    A rental is not so big a deal...I can just abandon it if the excrement hits the fan.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by ihallhou View Post
    The problem with electric vehicles, as I think many people fail to realize, is that the largest source of electricity generation in this country is coal, which is in fact dirtier than oil. I misspoke when I said it's impossible to become energy independent. If we invest in renewable energy, solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, etc, I do think it's possible. But merely switching to electric vehicles would in fact make air less clean unless we can change the sources of our energy to these cleaner, continually available sources. Thanks for the correction.

    it took some energy to necro this thread from the dead!!



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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    it took some energy to necro this thread from the dead!!
    yeah, but was it nuclear?
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I am fine with nuke power...but not living within 20 miles of a plant (especially if it was a house I owned).

    A rental is not so big a deal...I can just abandon it if the excrement hits the fan.
    You get more radiation exposure from eating one banana than you do from living by a nuclear reactor for a year.

    EDIT: And regarding accidents, the average dose for someone living within 10 miles of Three Mile Island when the accident happened is about the same dose as you get from living in a brick/concrete house for a year.
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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    You get more radiation exposure from eating one banana than you do from living by a nuclear reactor for a year.

    EDIT: And regarding accidents, the average dose for someone living within 10 miles of Three Mile Island when the accident happened is about the same dose as you get from living in a brick/concrete house for a year.
    It's not the radiation from daily operations I am concerned about...it's the chance of an accident (as remote as it maybe).

    Like I said, renting would be no big deal, but I would not own a house.

    You don't agree...fine.


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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    I don't think it's one or the other. I'd love to see wind, solar, geo-thermal, etc. take off.
    Unfortunately, Wind and Solar were pushed not on the basis of being a viable alternative to alternative fuels, or on the basis of being practical in any sense.

    Instead of being market driven they were pushed under a ideological pretense. THE Politicized narrative of AGW told us we had to invest mass amounts of money into sub-standard, wasteful and inefficient technologies, or else.

    Germany dove head first into Alternative energy to the point of absurdity. They shut down their nuke plants, and invested massive amounts of money into becoming the first Country that was 100 % powered through " renewable energies ".

    They invested untold amounts of money into building great Wind farms and Solar Power plants that were heralded as unprecedented technological accomplishments. Those responsible for Germany's green energy revolution should be held criminally accountable for their malfeasance.

    The Politicians in Germany, misguided by a ideological construct committed the Citizens of Germany to this " green revolution " nightmare, and now German citizens pay 300 % MORE for their electricity than the average American does.

    The only way Solar and Wind can be " viable ", the only way they can compete with fossil fuel technology, or nuclear technology is if they're heavily subsidized by the Tax payer.

    German citizens are currently paying 20 Billion dollars for electricity with a 3 Billion dollar market price. Germany now burns MORE Coal than they did before they shut down their Nuke plants due to the inherent lags of power that come with wind and solar and they're currently building MORE Coal fired plants.

    Their air is dirtier than it was prior to shutting down their nuke plants.

    Germany has huge wind-farms off the coast that are not tied into main power grid because they simply cannot afford to complete the installation and they CANT tax the already over burdened German citizen anymore.

    Even the German Government has finally acknowledged that their " Green revolution " was a total failure.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by ihallhou View Post
    The problem with electric vehicles, as I think many people fail to realize, is that the largest source of electricity generation in this country is coal, which is in fact dirtier than oil. I misspoke when I said it's impossible to become energy independent. If we invest in renewable energy, solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, etc, I do think it's possible. But merely switching to electric vehicles would in fact make air less clean unless we can change the sources of our energy to these cleaner, continually available sources. Thanks for the correction.
    No, we don't need to ' invest " more in alternative energies.

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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    yeah, but was it nuclear?
    I think you are splitting hairs-I mean atoms-over that!



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    Re: Would You Tolerate Nuclear Power For Energy Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by ihallhou View Post
    The problem with electric vehicles, as I think many people fail to realize, is that the largest source of electricity generation in this country is coal, which is in fact dirtier than oil. I misspoke when I said it's impossible to become energy independent. If we invest in renewable energy, solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, etc, I do think it's possible. But merely switching to electric vehicles would in fact make air less clean unless we can change the sources of our energy to these cleaner, continually available sources. Thanks for the correction.
    While coal power plants are indeed the dirtiest form of electrical generation, they are still cleaner than millions of individual cars burning gasoline.
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