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    33GW of new nuclear power ready to go
    A new nuclear power plant takes at least five years to build; we can't wait that long.  Rooftop solar takes weeks, large commercial-size solar farms and wind farms take two or three years.  

    IOW, solar and wind can be putting out power while nukes are still having their concrete poured.  AND if solar and wind is spread out enough geographically and connected via the electrical grid,  the "intermittent" nature of renewable energy averages out to a steady supply.  

    "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

    by Calamity Jean on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 09:44:02 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah! Give us 70-100GW of wind power... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...and the HVDC trunks tying it all together around the country.

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 10:15:23 AM PDT

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