Practical Energy Discussion: Bring Back Nuclear To Abate Climate Change

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    New safer technologies are out there, including ones that use spent fuel rods for power. Nation could focus on a nuclear program similar to Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System. The environmental impact of solar and wind is finally being considered. Energy density is the new buzzword. Listen to what a committed environmentalist says about our energy policy.

     
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    That is simply good sense.
     
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    I completely agree. The US Navy has had nuclear powered vessels for about 6 decades now and very few accidents have resulted. These boats go under the Arctic ice cap, through 30 foot seas, operate 24/7 in blasting heat, bitter cold, high winds, etc…

    I would feel most comfortable if we were to license nuclear plants with one caveat:

    You guys from PG&E, ConEd or NRG can charge whatever you want for the power, your plant will be operated by US Navy personnel. You won’t have employees, you won’t have strikes, you won’t have a health plan to administer or anything like that. You pay the DoD what you would be paying your staff and we supply the crew.

    I’m sure that won’t ever happen but there should be a zero-bullshit-tolerance policy if we’re going to have private industry running these places.
     
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    I am fine with nuclear, though I would rather see more money put into coming up with a better grid option to make solar more practical and cheaper for end consumers to generate their own. Sort of a plug and play version of solar.
     
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    We'd be better off investing a trillion dollars in fusion energy research and/or the Casimir Effect research than seven trillion or more on the New Green Deal.

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    Nuclear power makes way too much sense for Demwits to support it. They would much rather use it as a scare tactic to influence ignorant voters.
     
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    Nuclear power is a dead issue. When San Onofre was shut down it was working perfectly with no issues.
     
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    The environmental impact of both wind and solar are negligible.

    I am fine with nuclear power by the way. Go for.it.
     
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    What does the grid need done to it to better enable people to generate their own solar?
     

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