It’s past time to go Nuclear

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    You have a link? They were building a new one in south Carolina but stoped building it.
     
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    $25 billion nuclear projects at Georgia's troubled Plant Vogtle to continue
     
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    Look up Small Modular Reactors. Here is the wiki page but I am only presenting it as a stop gap.

    Small modular reactor - Wikipedia
     
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    And how many are in use, or generating electricity right now? Sounds like unicorn farts to me.

    In the meantime, the combination of wind and solar with grid scale storage is already being used, and generating power.
     
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    Odd isn’t it that it seems to be such a small portion of our electrical production.

    Electricity in the United States - Energy Explained, Your Guide To Understanding Energy - Energy Information Administration

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    I know. We can put huge solar collectors in orbit and they can beam the energy to the planet using microwave or something.

    Nah. Nuclear works better.
     
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    None, because idiots and fools, wish to push centuries old technology down our throats and claim it to be "new". The technology is tested, and the systems work exceptionally well, and efficiently.
     
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    Show me links to where anyone has one of those mini-nukes up and running.
     
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    Ummmm, you blind, bro? See where I stated NONE. And then the reason? :itsok:
     
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    In other words, nobody anywhere are building these miracle machines.
     
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    If you want to have a reliable power system in case wind and solar energy can "disappear", you can't do without traditional sources of energy, and nuclear power is very suitable for this.
     

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