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  •  ah, there is the heart of the debate (0+ / 0-)

    Wind and solar can "help" but the money would be better spent on nuclear, new generation nuclear and efficiency in industry and commercial enterprises.

    Ultimately there are limited resources we have to devote to power generation.  The question is how are those resources "better" spent?

    I don't think it's clear that investing in solely nuclear is the best use of those resources.  

    As many have pointed out in the comments, there are real disadvantages (waste, groundwater contamination, etc) of nuclear power when compared to some of the other technologies. So, we'd be silly to turn a blind eye to developing those technologies.  

    If we develop 10 different technologies that can provide a few GW each, then we only need to build half or a quarter of the number of nuclear plants, and will thereby reduce the associated risks and waste accordingly.

    "My greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it's possible that I'm a little too awesome." -Barack Obama 10/16/08

    by Hopeful Skeptic on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 01:45:27 PM PDT

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