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  •  why not nukes ? :) (0+ / 0-)

    Last full month in which the average daily temperature did not exceed twentieth-century norms: 2/1985 - Harper's Index, 2/2013

    by kamarvt on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 05:38:33 AM PDT

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    •  "Metalurgical coal" is a chemical reactant (2+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, lehman scott

      in the steel-making process.  You're right, Jeff, I forgot about that.  

      Nukes are too freaking expensive and take too long to build to be a practical replacement for fossil fuels.  Solar is cheaper than nukes even in cloudy England.  Wind is cheaper than coal if the coal-burning power plants need to be built.  Coal is the cheapest source of electricity only if it's burned in existing plants that have already paid off their construction loans.  

      Renewable energy brings national global security.     

      by Calamity Jean on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 07:04:23 PM PDT

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