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View Diary: The Antarctic Half of the Global Thermohaline Circulation is Collapsing (215 comments)

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  •  Where does the electricity come from (0+ / 0-)

    After you take all the coal and diesel fired plants off line? There are some hydro electric facilities, not enough. There may be tidal, geo thermal, still not enough. Wind and solar will help still not enough. What it comes down to is there will be pressure to have more nuclear power plants, and some of them will be located in the wrong places and not be something a reduced level of technology can maintain.

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 06:05:57 AM PST

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    •  We may not have enough wind and solar now. (0+ / 0-)

      But we can manufacture more if we start now.  Wind and solar are already close enough to competitive with fossil fuel for liberal state governments to subsidize them.  Utilities are not happy.  It will take a system where instead of plain net metering, net metering applies only to generation charges, not transmission and distribution charges to make utilities happy.

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