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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    LOL. For sheer egotism, sanctimony and condescension, your post takes the prize. Congratulations!
    So, what are your qualifications on the topic? Tucker makes a good point, and you just throw mud.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Fusion is too far out....
    Next gen nuclear is the way to go....
    From what I've been reading, its got a roughly 20ish year time line to be viable.
    Not to far, if you ask me.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slainte View Post

    The 'free-market' has failed to deliver anything other than gas and some small wind farms. It's great at sweating existing assets, poor at constructing new ones.
    Yuh.

    Ya think that might be because the concept of "public utilities" established regional monopolies on electric distribution and discouraged free markent entreprenurialism? The people willing to invest in "public utilities" aren't venture capitalists seeking to make big returns because there's no free market to work with.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Certainly there are better, newer, designs for nukes, altho the PWR reactors are still viable. Can't remember the last time a BWR was built...
    Nobody builds BWRs because the condenser air ejectors suck out contaminated steam that has to be filtered and handled.

    PWR's are just fine, it's perfectly safe to place those on ...umm... the ground...when the design includes acceptable load factors for expected seismic activity. After all, not one American reactor has failed due to "seismic activity".

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I had a link, yesterday.
    Can't find it now.

    I think we should wait, instead of dashing to nuclear, better to use gen 4 or better plants that have a higher efficiency rating on fuel usage or possibly using fusion reactors.
    Those may be available in the next 20 years or so.
    We don't have two decades.

    We should have been permitting new reactors, new coal plants, and new refineries when Reagan was president.

    Right now we have a fool president who took care to not waste the BP crisis and his moratorium on off shore drilling is effective to this day.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Nuclear power is cheap and safe. There is no reason what so ever that any of our electrical power here in the USA ought be provided by fossil fuels.
    Coal is cheap and safe and despot-free.

    We should be building at least 1,000 nuclear power plants. That would be a good start.
    So do we really need five to ten terawatts of electric power in the near future? Sounds like a bit much...

    As big and as bad as this natural disaster was in Japan, the safety system on these nuke power plants are working.
    No, they're not. But the anti-nuclear people are ignoring the fact that those reactors were almost forty years old. Technology has improved significantly, not the least of which is the modern use of computers in structural and mechanical design.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Yes, until we come up with something more favorable and safer.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Coal is cheap and safe and despot-free.



    So do we really need five to ten terawatts of electric power in the near future? Sounds like a bit much...



    No, they're not. But the anti-nuclear people are ignoring the fact that those reactors were almost forty years old. Technology has improved significantly, not the least of which is the modern use of computers in structural and mechanical design.
    Actually they are the plant automatically shut down the reactor after the quake.

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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Ya think that might be because the concept of "public utilities" established regional monopolies on electric distribution and discouraged free markent entreprenurialism?
    The whole purpose of privatisation and liberalisation in the UK was to reduce monopoly and allow for 'competition' between electricity suppliers; customer switching, spot markets, etc.

    Since then 'free market entrepreneurialism' has failed to construct any generation assets except CCGT and wind farms.

    Why risk investing £10 billion in a nuclear plant that will take 8-10 years to consent and pay you back over 40 years of generation, at a variable rate as nuclear is not a price-setting plant, when you can invest £1 billion in a CCGT that will take a year to consent and begin getting you returns in a fraction of the time. The only thing you need to worry about is increasing fuel costs, but as CCGT is the price-setting plant you can just pass those on to the consumer anyway.
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    Re: Do You Favor Nuclear Power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    From what I've been reading, its got a roughly 20ish year time line to be viable.
    Not to far, if you ask me.
    I have been reading the same thing, for at least 30 years....LOL
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