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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 08:05 PM
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5. Oh bull. The fact is that the dumb anti-nuke set is extremely unfamiliar with economics,
the airhead Joe Romm down to the smallest fundie disciple.

The fact is that there are 440 reactors operating on the face of the planet, overlooked by Joe Romm and the other members of his cult. Not one of them cost 26 billion dollars. They all operate right now.

So Joe's theory is that what has already occurred is impossible?

Good luck with that one.

Now let's turn to the fact of intellectual hypocrisy on top of scientific and economic ignorance.

Solar energy - often proposed by people who know zero about energy, couldn't care less about electronic waste and who don't know shit from shinola about reliability, chemistry or risk as an alternative to nuclear - has its costs published by its own industry.

The fact is that the stupid solar fantasy proposed is far more expensive, not there is one dumb fundie anti-nuke who can do comparisons or any kind of math.

This is obvious if one accesses the solar industry's website: www.solarbuzz.com

According to the solar industry (accessed today) solar cells cost 4.56 per "peak watt."

The capacity utilization for the dumb fundie solar industry - by direct measurement of existing systems, on line live is actually just a miserable 10.6% (The number of dumb fundie anti-nukes who live in the dark 89.4% of the time is ZERO.)

So, to cut to the point, even without the cost of batteries - including the enormous environmental cost - and with no intention to dispose of the electronic waste generated by solar cells about which the anti-nukes couldn't care less - the internal cost of solar for a 1000 MWe plant is 4.54 billion dollars/.106 = $42,000,000,000 dollars.

Again, that's without the batteries, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of metric tons of batteries and their associated waste.

I realize of course that you would need to be able to do math to understand it, but frankly the anti-nuke cults would do anything for the environment except open a Math book.

Basically the anti-nuke cults, from Romm on down, are notorious for their poor grasp of math, economics, physics, chemistry and history.

They are, however, very good at quoting their Bibles.

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