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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-11 06:38 PM
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26. But panel makers will have to compete with each other, and with more
Edited on Wed Jun-22-11 06:41 PM by JDPriestly
research, panels, like computers will increasingly provide more energy at lower prices.

Nuclear plants have a monopoly in the areas in which they provide the energy. There is no meaningful competition.

They demand a sort of ransom for their product just like the salt merchants demanded during the Middle Ages.

Considering the dangers of nuclear energy, we should quickly convert to other types of energy, including solar, wind and tide.

It's a matter of investing in our future. We will either invest in a safe future or a risky one. And, especially considering the difficulty of dealing with nuclear waste and the serious accidents that have occurred, there can be no question that solar is safer than nuclear, and will become cheaper over the next years.

If our country does not get on the solar (wind and tide) wave, we will be left behind.

As for storage, the development of more reliable storage for energy is another area in which research should be speeded up. I remember how quickly we were able to get to the moon once we, as a nation, decided that was our goal.

If we make developing clean and safe alternative energy, which thus far means solar, wind and tidal energy, a national goal and really put our best researchers, our money and hearts into it, we will lead the way for the rest of the world.

But if the greed and carelessness that inspires the nuclear industry is allowed to have its sway, our society will meet a sad end.
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  -Nuclear Energy: Arnie Gundersen Going International wtmusic  Jun-21-11 04:45 PM   #0 
  - Arnie Gunderson has the courage to warn.  JDPriestly   Jun-21-11 05:04 PM   #1 
  - Yes, if by "proved right" you mean "proved not to be right."  TheWraith   Jun-21-11 05:13 PM   #2 
     - So, let us see your credentials.  nebenaube   Jun-21-11 06:57 PM   #7 
  - What an incredibly stupid article about Gundersen considering he's the only  flamingdem   Jun-21-11 05:16 PM   #3 
  - No one who's qualified would embarrass himself like Arnie is  wtmusic   Jun-21-11 09:25 PM   #8 
  - Great post by Rod Adams: "Stop Worrying About 'Spent' Fuel Pool Fires. Zirconium Tubes Do Not Burn"  bananas   Jun-21-11 10:18 PM   #9 
  - The nuclear industry has lots of money. It has invested so much  JDPriestly   Jun-22-11 02:23 AM   #13 
     - That's right, it's psychological denial, their belief in a happy nuke future is now destroyed  flamingdem   Jun-22-11 10:19 AM   #14 
     - Who's in denial?  wtmusic   Jun-22-11 12:16 PM   #17 
        - Greed and ignorance are the only reasons for increasing the use of nukes.  JDPriestly   Jun-22-11 02:45 PM   #20 
        - Hahaha  SpoonFed   Jun-22-11 10:28 PM   #29 
     - Everyone wants the truth.  wtmusic   Jun-22-11 12:09 PM   #16 
        - I'd rather save money and keep control of my own energy production  JDPriestly   Jun-22-11 02:44 PM   #19 
           - How does coal and oil give the user some control?  wtmusic   Jun-22-11 02:46 PM   #21 
              - They don't. Wind and solar are the answers for the future.  JDPriestly   Jun-22-11 02:47 PM   #22 
                 - I would think the greedy corporations would have hopped on the bandwagon then  wtmusic   Jun-22-11 02:51 PM   #23 
                 - Because wind and solar put the generation of energy and the monthly checks  JDPriestly   Jun-22-11 04:26 PM   #24 
                    - Then the same massive corporate revenues would be available to panel makers.  wtmusic   Jun-22-11 06:25 PM   #25 
                       - But panel makers will have to compete with each other, and with more  JDPriestly   Jun-22-11 06:38 PM   #26 
                          - I hear that "man on the moon" argument frequently  wtmusic   Jun-22-11 06:48 PM   #27 
                             - We had the time to find out back in 1974.  JDPriestly   Jun-22-11 09:42 PM   #28 
                                - Where do you get the idea that "The big question is energy storage"?  kristopher   Jun-22-11 10:33 PM   #30 
                                   - From you or one of the other DUers posting on this thread.  JDPriestly   Jun-22-11 10:45 PM   #32 
                                      - It wasn't from me, I already know that energy storage isn't an obstacle at all.  kristopher   Jun-22-11 11:44 PM   #33 
                                         - Great information. Thanks. Kristopher.  JDPriestly   Jun-23-11 02:51 AM   #34 
                                            - You're welcome; but don't underestimate solar in northern areas  kristopher   Jun-23-11 01:34 PM   #45 
                                               - Yes, kristopher. I can't wait to make these changes in our energy economy.  JDPriestly   Jun-23-11 03:51 PM   #46 
                 - So if "Coal and oil give the user some control" isn't true, why did you say it in .19?  Nihil   Jun-23-11 04:26 AM   #36 
  - Going on three and a half months now  FBaggins   Jun-22-11 10:28 AM   #15 
     - HERETIC!  CJvR   Jun-23-11 03:22 AM   #35 
  - Yep, jealous amateurs. Rod Adams, author worked on a submarine, NOT A PRO  flamingdem   Jun-21-11 05:19 PM   #4 
  - Adams is the sleaziest scumbag in the circlejerk of nuclear blogging liars.  kristopher   Jun-21-11 05:34 PM   #5 
     - + trying to lift himself by tearing down Gundersen = major whining loser nt  flamingdem   Jun-22-11 01:29 AM   #12 
        - Still waiting for you to point out something Adams has said that's untrue. nt  wtmusic   Jun-22-11 12:34 PM   #18 
           - Every characterization he makes of Gundersen is false.  kristopher   Jun-22-11 10:35 PM   #31 
              - So now I guess he's STILL still waiting.  FBaggins   Jun-23-11 05:27 AM   #37 
                 - Is that what Gundersen said? If so, what was the complete context?  kristopher   Jun-23-11 06:09 AM   #38 
                    - See for yourself  FBaggins   Jun-23-11 06:17 AM   #39 
                       - Why not directly answer the question so everyone doesn't have top watch the video  kristopher   Jun-23-11 06:30 AM   #40 
                          - Because the paycheck you sent last week bounced?  FBaggins   Jun-23-11 06:39 AM   #41 
                             - That's your claim. Now provide specific quotes in specific context so that it can be verified.  kristopher   Jun-23-11 06:44 AM   #42 
                                - So you're saying that flamingdem was lying in that thread?  FBaggins   Jun-23-11 07:02 AM   #43 
                                   - Are you Rod Adams?  kristopher   Jun-23-11 07:25 AM   #44 
  - All right, this Adams is an asshole  izquierdista   Jun-21-11 06:42 PM   #6 
  - Arnie Gundersen has done a wonderful job. That's why the pro-nukes hate him.  Fledermaus   Jun-21-11 10:19 PM   #10 
     - Agree. Arnie has proven he is the man in the know on this disaster nt  flamingdem   Jun-22-11 01:28 AM   #11 
 

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