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  •  Already "there" David... you know that. (0+ / 0-)

    When the head of GE says solar will be cheaper than nukes in five years or less... perhaps you might "listen"?

    •  A huh. Sure. This is why they continue (0+ / 0-)

      to push nuclear. Solar is pushed for different reasons: at insane subsidies then of course solar is 'cheaper'. But at least you admit they are not cheaper NOW, right?

      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 Mon May 30, 2011 at 10:32:23 AM PDT

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      •  the point of my comment (2+ / 0-)
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        was that there are unaccounted costs to nuclear that put it completely outside the realm of economics and into the realm of potentially creating uninhabitable areas, in this case on a relatively small, heavily populated island.
        what's the price on that? Tepco may well implode over the damage ongoing at Fukishima. If true, that is a lethal cost for the company.

        and as far as why companies do or do not advocate solar/wind over nuclear, it is at least reasonable to ask if the fact you cannot charge the customer for the wind to blow or the sun to shine, but can charge by the watt for nuclear might have a little something to do with the decison making at a large, for profit energy company.
        Isn't it?

        Obama's like Bush? No. He's more like Cheney. They both shoot people in the face.

        by kamarvt on Mon May 30, 2011 at 11:25:19 AM PDT

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