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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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