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  •  The last number I saw for a plant (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    was 26 billion.  How much solar and wind would 7.5 trillion get us?

    The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 05:05:25 PM PST

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    •  Solar and Wind (0+ / 0-)

      Simply aren't proven out on the scale nuclear is.... although they certainly should be part of the solution.

      I'm not convinced that they are "so much better" in any case.. solar and wind have their own external costs as well.

      •  Mixing small and large scale solar (2+ / 0-)
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        and wind and other projects, including non-invasive hydro.  But the idea that we can build nuclear plants to get ourselves out of this mess is absurd.  The world doesn't have enough uranium for everyone to do that, although it probably has enough for a few countries.  We need a solution that all countries can emulate.

        The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 05:26:18 PM PST

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        •  Nuclear (0+ / 0-)

          Would be the bridge technology...we need something to keep the lights on while we find a sustainable solution... speaking of which it might be time to massively increase the research into nuclear fusion.

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