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  •  Perhaps thorium fission would be a solution (1+ / 0-)
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    Or far better still would be fusion.  The research in that area is finally making real headway but it is still a decade or two from full scale power plants.  Probably need to throw more money into the research to try and get this technology here quicker.

    "It was believed afterward that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said." "The War Prayer" by Mark Twain

    by Quanta on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 12:38:53 AM PDT

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    •  you may be right (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm trying to keep an open mind re: thorium.

      In any case even if it is a silver bullet, it will only be available after the fight is over.

      But that doesn't mean it won't be a boon in 10 or 20 years.

      I'm sure we should throw some money at it for R&D, but let's recognize that NOW we've got to do EE and true renewables in a big way.

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