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  •  That's funny as I take sort of the opposite or (0+ / 0-)

    different view. Since true life time costs includes the wars for materials to implement them I think of 'safety' first, as our motto at the plant notes.

    Secondly, I look to see if it can do the job: provide cheap, abundant on demand power and that is it is reliable.

    Thirdly I look at costs.

    Lastly I look at implementation and what it can mitigate in terms of overall usage of energy (transportation, power, process heat, etc).

    Dr. Isaac Asimov: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'"

    by davidwalters on Sat Aug 15, 2009 at 01:57:17 PM PDT

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