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Thread: Energy Policy

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    Energy Policy

    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:

    In 2004, France consumed 11.2 quadrillion Btu of total energy. Nuclear energy was the largest share, representing 39 percent, followed by oil (36 percent), natural gas (16 percent) and hydroelectricity (5 percent). France is the second-largest producer of nuclear power in the world, after the United States, however, nuclear energy is a much larger share of France’s total energy consumption than the United States (8 percent in 2004).

    France: Energy profile | Spero News
    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.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    To an extent, all of them. There is a time and a place for all those things.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    To an extent, all of them. There is a time and a place for all those things.
    You have to chose one.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    You have to chose one.
    Well you are no fun....

    Probably nuclear for the reasons you list.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well you are no fun....

    Probably nuclear for the reasons you list.
    Excellent answer!


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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Excellent answer!

    Yes, I know. And I think this is the first time in quite awhile we have agreed on something. Wonder if that means we are both wrong.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    I picked solar, but of course I want wind and geothermal in the mix.

    Homes in the suburbs and boondocks can practically go off the grid if the govt would better incentivize the upfront costs of solar and wind.

    The main reason I say no to nuclear is because I wouldn't want to live near it or the disposal sites.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    I picked solar, but of course I want wind and geothermal in the mix.

    Homes in the suburbs and boondocks can practically go off the grid if the govt would better incentivize the upfront costs of solar and wind.

    The main reason I say no to nuclear is because I wouldn't want to live near it or the disposal sites.
    I live in Illinois. There is a nuclear facility relatively near to my home. It has posed absolutely no problems whatsoever and doesn't show any signs that it will.

    Also, there is no reason why you'd HAVE to live near a nuclear power plant or a disposal site...no reason at all. I mean, how close are we talking here? One mile? Ten miles? Fifty miles? Why that far? What's the worry?

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    I picked solar, but of course I want wind and geothermal in the mix.

    Homes in the suburbs and boondocks can practically go off the grid if the govt would better incentivize the upfront costs of solar and wind.
    On a large scale, none of these things are even remotely practical or efficient.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I mean, how close are we talking here? One mile? Ten miles? Fifty miles? Why that far? What's the worry?
    Murphy's law.
    Also the 150 or so storage sites are excellent targets for terrorism.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    On a large scale, none of these things are even remotely practical or efficient.
    Sez you.
    In west Texas there building ****loads of solar and windfarms.

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