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  •  I still believe that nuke is pushed largely (7+ / 0-)

    because it is something that can be monopolized, such as petroleum is for the most part. Only a few massive corporations can do it, whereas solar and wind can accommodate generators large and small.

    Imagine if individuals had oil wells on their own properties and refineries were a mish-mash of mom-and-pop operations as huge endeavors we currently know.

    Decentralization of power generation is essential. A home producing all its own power for day-to-day living is not on the grid buying power from a corporation.

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    by xxdr zombiexx on Sat May 21, 2011 at 03:56:54 PM PDT

    •  exactly right , that's long been my view (0+ / 0-)

      is that the energy companies are very threatened by the idea of decentralization.

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      by squarewheel on Sat May 21, 2011 at 05:32:46 PM PDT

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    •  Yep, nuclear and coal have a lot in common, the (0+ / 0-)

      main one being giant, centralized power plant installations.  Nuclear then one ups this over coal with the need for buttloads of security.  These industries have tried everything they can think of to keep renewables underfunded, prevent R&D of distributed "smart" grids, and make it hard (and even illegal!) for consumers to install solar panels.  Enough.  The nuclear and fossil fuel ages are ending.

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      by Miggles on Sat May 21, 2011 at 09:32:59 PM PDT

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      •  There is no difference whatsoever between (0+ / 0-)

        any of these energy sources. There is more energy that is under public control than private in France than there is in Denmark. Its a total illusion than some how weak, diffuse wind gives a country 'more control'. Utter hogwash. In the US 99% of the wind is owned by the same people that own 99% of low carbon nuclear and Big Coal and Big Hydro. The grid is what gives ALL control whoever controls the grid contols the energys. This why both privatization and deregualtion were aimed at the less important generation than at the grid which remains under the control of LARGE public and private entities.

        Wind farms in the US are simply diffuse energy generation OWNED lock, stock and barrel by the same nasties that burn coal. Get over your fantasies.

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        by davidwalters on Sun May 22, 2011 at 12:08:56 PM PDT

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