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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Assuming the government should subsidize energy costs, the government should invest primarily in:

    a. Solar.
    b. Wind.
    c. Geothermal.
    d. Nuclear.
    e. Oil.
    f. Coal.
    g. Hydroelectric.
    h. Other.

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    I say nuclear energy. My reasons:

    1. It could provide for the vast majority of our infrastructural energy needs.
    2. We could export nuclear energy to Mexico and Canada.
    3. It's very efficient.
    4. It's safe.
    5. It produces relatively little waste.
    6. It's cost-effective (in the long term).
    7. There's no compelling argument against it.

    Even France understands:



    IF the government insists upon investing in energy then why don't they invest in nuclear power? I think it has something to do with the radical, leftwing, environmentalist types that insist on turning every issue into an overly emotional cry-fest, ignoring the facts and distorting the ones they can't ignore.

    Let's be practical America...nuclear energy is good stuff.

    Where the heck is "Tidal Energy"? As long as we have a Moon, we have the Energy provided by both the Surge, and the Resession of the Tide. There's no stopping it, and we know like "Clock-Work",,,When.

    Mega Tons of Power Wasted.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Plus, thousands of miles of "Wave Energy". Never Ending. The waves will be there until the end of time... We can harness that.

    Why not?


    It's all "Hydro Energy". Any thoughts Folks?
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    Plus, thousands of miles of "Wave Energy". Never Ending. The waves will be there until the end of time... We can harness that.

    Why not?


    It's all "Hydro Energy". Any thoughts Folks?
    Has promise. But unless done correctly, it may negitively effect beach areas nearby.
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Has promise. But unless done correctly, it may negitively effect beach areas nearby.
    In what way? The idea seems to me, harness the Power. "The Waves Give, and Recieve". If you're talking about major storms hitting. We withdraw the Turbines. They'd be mostly "On-Line", by being Lines in the Surf.

    As for the Beach. Have the Common Sense NOT to live next to an Ocean. Just visit, when you want, and it's safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    In what way? The idea seems to me, harness the Power. "The Waves Give, and Recieve". If you're talking about major storms hitting. We withdraw the Turbines. They'd be mostly "On-Line", by being Lines in the Surf.

    As for the Beach. Have the Common Sense NOT to live next to an Ocean. Just visit, when you want, and it's safe.
    Not exactly sure how it could impact.

    But I am sure that there is some way that it could, if not implemented correctly.
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Not exactly sure how it could impact.

    But I am sure that there is some way that it could, if not implemented correctly.
    True,,, if "implemented" by the Govt. But not by someone interested in making MONEY. Instead of STEALING from those that actually PRODUCE.


    Get back to me, if you can't figure that out.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    True,,, if "implemented" by the Govt. But not by someone interested in making MONEY. Instead of STEALING from those that actually PRODUCE.

    Get back to me, if you can't figure that out.
    Well, it depends.

    It is almost impossible, but potentially a government could do it correctly.

    On the other hand, if implementing it correctly is in the best interests of a private, for profit firm, then you are correct. If not, then possibly no.

    I know not what exact issues could arise, but Iím sure there are some. The potential for a company to ignore them for profit does exist.

    For that matter, I have no idea what, precisely, I am talking about. But I'm still sure that the potential for it to be done incorrectly exists.
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Nuclear power. Most efficient by a mile.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Well, it depends.

    It is almost impossible, but potentially a government could do it correctly.

    On the other hand, if implementing it correctly is in the best interests of a private, for profit firm, then you are correct. If not, then possibly no.

    I know not what exact issues could arise, but Iím sure there are some. The potential for a company to ignore them for profit does exist.

    For that matter, I have no idea what, precisely, I am talking about. But I'm still sure that the potential for it to be done incorrectly exists.
    Yep,,, You Voted for B.O.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    Yep,,, You Voted for B.O.
    Actually, no.

    What made you think so?

    Edit: Or is that another joke that flew several miles over my head?
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