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    temperatures in the high rises at about 80 degrees from what I read. The exact number may have been 82 before any ac was turned on.

    •  They did it how? Wanna guess? is the (1+ / 0-)
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      answer relevant to anything that concerns you? They started their gas and diesel and oil plants back up kept in reserve. That's a "Bad Thing" not a good thing. So, because of the decision to keep a majority of their plants on reserve shutdown, they are now pumping prodigious amounts of GHG into the air. Well done. No nukes means more GHG emissions or don't you understand that yet?


      Dr. Isaac Asimov: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'"

      by davidwalters on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 09:40:51 AM PST

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        I understand is that we are going to pay for our hubris either way.

        I guess I would prefer not to be nuked in my lifetime.

        And we can go down the road of using less energy.

        There will be energy decent in our futures no matter what.

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        What was the percentage of Japanese demand reduction from 2010 to 2011? I suspect it was considerable given the concentrated public education campaign after Fukushima: "If you want to help, save electricity." The before and after pictures of Shinjuku at night are particularly instructive as to how much energy conservation the Japanese are capable of.

        They have also increased their solar developments beyond expectation.

        The nuclear power plants were shut down because the Japanese government, not in any sense an enemy of nuclear power, determined they needed to pass stress tests for safe operation.

        According to a recent NHK survey, only 2% of the Japanese public favors an expansion of nuclear power.

        Solar is civil defense. Video of my small scale solar experiments at solarray.

        by gmoke on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 07:02:17 PM PST

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