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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:
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5686/968...
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