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  •  There are now more than 60 nuclear power plants (2+ / 0-)
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    ...being built around the world.

    Database of world wide nuclear reactor construction.

    The vast majority of them will each be able to produce more energy than all the wind facilities in Denmark, (and this without trashing huge tracts of land and without buying massive amounts of neodymium, an increasingly stressed metal supply on which wind turbines depend to avoid being destroyed by torque).

    The anti-nuke set, besides being ignorant of science and engineering, are also ignorant of history.

    Nuclear energy has proved the fastest form of carbon free primary energy to build, and this is not some made up soothsaying prediction, this is history.

    The United States historically constructed more than 100 reactors in 20 years, most of them capable of producing more electricity than all the solar installations in Germany.

    So you are in the position of whining that what has already happened is impossible.

    Anti-nukes are similar to arsonists who complain that there's too many fires.    They are the ones who attempt to destroy, out of fear, ignorance, and superstition, the world's largest non-carbon based form of primary energy, and they are the ones who come up with bullshit delaying tactics to try to slow nuclear construction.

    In a rational world, it would be possible to build nuclear reactors in well under 5 years.   How do I know?   Because for one thing its been done lots of times, and is being done right now in Asia.

    Have a great day.

    •  Sir (0+ / 0-)

      1/ I'm not anti-nuke.

      2/ I was responding to the short-sightedness of Dauphin's comment that 10-15 years is the maximum limit to any planning horizon.

      Causation was, is, and ever shall be a slippery bitch, so we're best sticking with noting the facts

      by jam on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 07:22:11 AM PDT

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