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  •  And, the answer is??? (0+ / 0-)

    This?

    It won’t happen overnight, of course. But new nuclear reactors don’t happen overnight either—average construction time of a reactor is eight or more years. Over the next two or three decades, if the right choices are made now, a solid, reliable, economical nuclear-free, carbon-free electricity system is indeed possible.
    Nuclear/Carbon free is what?  

    oh, water...corn...dandelions?....geez...

    Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

    by EdMass on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 12:59:46 PM PDT

    •  Sorry, spoke too soon (0+ / 0-)
      Modern electrical grids and distributed generation using renewables (also including geothermal where available, small-scale hydro where available, and possibly some carefully chosen biomass, along with possible future technologies like microalgae) can indeed provide reliable power 24/7—the goal of “baseload” power.
      Love the "carefully" chosen biomass. Poop?  Gotta be good, just ask the farmers that organically fertilize...

      Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

      by EdMass on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 01:03:22 PM PDT

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