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Thread: Energy Policy

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    My point, is that none of them are viable, on it's own. If we had an energy policy that utilizes all of the energy producing methods that currently exist, we could tell OPEC to drink their oil for the next several hundred years. Not to mention all the energy jobs that would be created. If there were a broader focus then a stand alone energy source would have a higher probability of being born out of the combined technologies. If we focus only on one, or two, then we'll be using those one, or two forever, getting pissed off because the technology only goes so far.
    Can you please abide by the parameters of the thread and just choose one? I fully understand that no one source of energy is viable on its own. I'm simply wanting to know which specific one is currently the most viable investment.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    The one way solution does not exist. It depends on the location and on the conditions if you can use geothermal energy or hydro power in an effective manner.

    I think coal plants and nuclear plants cannot be substituted completely in the near future, but we should invest in all of the options you gave.
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by glücksritter View Post
    the one way solution does not exist. It depends on the location and on the conditions if you can use geothermal energy or hydro power in an effective manner.

    I think coal plants and nuclear plants cannot be substituted completely in the near future, but we should invest in all of the options you gave.
    Just pick one!!! It's a hypothetical!!!

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Just pick one!!! It's a hypothetical!!!
    Yes, Sir!!!
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Glücksritter View Post
    Yes, Sir!!!
    Thank you!!!

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    France has already demonstrated that none of this is true. You people are just irrationally obsessed with "going green" so you will stand in the way of anything, no matter how much sense it makes or much better it is than your crappy ideas.
    Most French nuclear power stations are owned by EDF the national utility. Most private investors are wary about nuclear because it can be incredibly expensive to both build and dismantle, not to mention the 1000+ year waste liability which, realistically, only a government can handle. In that regard at least, the article is correct.

    This is not to say there is no room for nuclear, there is room for a limited amount of all the mentioned options, I think wind is the most under used right now.
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Slainte View Post
    Most French nuclear power stations are owned by EDF the national utility. Most private investors are wary about nuclear because it can be incredibly expensive to both build and dismantle, not to mention the 1000+ year waste liability which, realistically, only a government can handle. In that regard at least, the article is correct.
    I agree. Which is why I would support a Constitutional Amendment to allow for the US government to create and operate a nuclear infrastructure.

    This is not to say there is no room for nuclear, there is room for a limited amount of all the mentioned options...
    Yes, diversity is key to creating a sustainable energy policy, but I think nuclear is the most promising.

    ...I think wind is the most under used right now.
    That's because it's not viable on a large scale, at all. Used selectively and intelligently wind power could be used to great benefit but there's no reason to believe it's the most under utilized.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Thank you!!!
    You are welcome!
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    Re: Energy Policy

    If just one, I'd invest into nuclear. It's probably the one which can most widely be implemented. Things such as solar or wind are very regionally dependent.
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Murphy's law.
    Also the 150 or so storage sites are excellent targets for terrorism.



    Sez you.
    In west Texas there building ****loads of solar and windfarms.
    It can only make that part of Texas less ugly....
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