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  •  Even enviro Stewart Brand believes (0+ / 0-)

    ... that nuclear power needs to be re-investigated. He appeared recently with Jared Diamond ("Guns, Germs, Steel" & "Collapse"), and mentioned that all options need to be open when it comes to future energy sources.
    For my part, I prefer lower tech and less messy Geothermal energy.  It can be used anywhere in the US, and doesn't depend on completely centralized, high tech radioactivity to merely 'boil water' to turn a turbine.
     And there's the waste thing, too.
     Damned shame there's no 'Geothermal Lobby'.

    "If the Nuremberg laws were applied, every post WWII US President would have been hanged." =Chomsky

    by abenjaminc on Sun Feb 18, 2007 at 09:10:13 PM PST

    •  How do you propose (0+ / 0-)

      we "boil" the water? I have read of injection schemes where water is injected into deep strata with a high thermal gradient--is this what you are talking about?

      "Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes." Maggie Kuhn -6.75/-7.54

      by crose on Sun Feb 18, 2007 at 09:35:21 PM PST

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      •  I'm far from an expert on geothermal.. (0+ / 0-)

        There was an excellent diary on this topic about a week and a half ago.  I read it, and immediately forgot most of it, since I hadn't considered geothermal, and wasn't familiar with most of it.
         It required drilling - quite deeply - in the range of 4 to six miles.... less if geology permitted ... to produce enough hot water to heat homes, and power steam turbines at the surface.  It was quite an interesting diary.

        "If the Nuremberg laws were applied, every post WWII US President would have been hanged." =Chomsky

        by abenjaminc on Mon Feb 19, 2007 at 09:43:13 AM PST

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