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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 03:03 PM
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5. They all support nuclear as an answer
It is a simple, straightforward solution to climate change. That makes it extremely attractive.

The reason Marvin the depressed robot is do depressed is that Amory Lovins wrote a piece where he coined the terms "hard energy path" and "soft energy path". He rejected nuclear as being part of the hard path and promoted distributed generation as the soft path.

His arguments, as I recall, focused primarily on the socio-political effects of the two different energy infra-structures.

A more recent piece by Pacala & Socolow describes steps to take with available technology to stabilize our carbon emissions.
He gives 7 approaches and lays them out on a pie chart. They've gotten the name: stabilization wedges.
I think this is not a restricted access site:
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  -Study: Solar Thermal Power Could Supply Over 90 percent of U.S. Grid Plus Auto Fleet OKIsItJustMe  Mar-06-08 02:14 PM   #0 
  - How many of the many billions in subsidies we give to oil and gas can we divert to solar wind and  Vincardog   Mar-06-08 02:18 PM   #1 
  - Typical house electrical service would need to be on the order of 5000 amps  FogerRox   Mar-06-08 02:22 PM   #2 
  - Are partial solutions worthless?  OKIsItJustMe   Mar-06-08 02:28 PM   #3 
     - "SO there is more work to be done." missed that part huh ?  FogerRox   Mar-06-08 03:02 PM   #4 
     - No.  OKIsItJustMe   Mar-06-08 03:15 PM   #6 
     - They all support nuclear as an answer  kristopher   Mar-06-08 03:03 PM   #5 
     - Well then lets start building the 2 or 300 hundred reactors we'll need  FogerRox   Mar-06-08 06:30 PM   #12 
     - YOu have balance the cost of shiting from a liquids fuels economy  FogerRox   Mar-06-08 04:29 PM   #8 
     - And what in your argument sugggests that we shouldn't start implementing solar now?  OKIsItJustMe   Mar-06-08 04:55 PM   #10 
        - Definitly gotta try reading its fundamental  FogerRox   Mar-06-08 06:08 PM   #11 
     - I'm still waiting for one of (always the same names) Nnaysayers...  DCKit   Mar-07-08 09:53 AM   #16 
  - everytime I hear about these huge installations I wonder  AZDemDist6   Mar-06-08 03:59 PM   #7 
  - Here's your answer...  OKIsItJustMe   Mar-06-08 04:52 PM   #9 
  - I agree.  losthills   Mar-06-08 09:54 PM   #14 
  - Fifty years of chanting in this way has produced zero reductions in carbon dioxide,  NNadir   Mar-06-08 09:39 PM   #13 
     - Poor Marvin Did I mention the really bad EROI of nuclear?  kristopher   Mar-06-08 10:31 PM   #15 
     - "Solar is a trivial form of energy"  kgfnally   Mar-07-08 11:21 AM   #17 

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