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Old 05-17-2019, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Shodan View Post
I've already provided cites.
Last time we found that the cites were old or actually furnished evidence that right wing sourses were lying to you about the numbers and then about the real reasons why nuclear plants in the USA are shutting down.

Originally Posted by Shodan View Post
Followed by a cite of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit. What could possibly be their motives?
Wind and solar cannot be scaled up to replace fossil fuels, because of things like night, clouds, snow, and the wind not blowing consistently. That's why for wind, the cite mentioned a capacity factor of 25%, meaning wind turbines are realistically expected (where they are built) to produce energy about a quarter of the time. Contrast that to nuclear power plants, which produce power much more of the time.

Well, as it was done more than 2 times in a previous thread, we will have to disregard your point because it once again ignores that your own cites reported on the advances made in wind power, and they pointed 7 years ago that battery advances that were needed to change the equation and that is getting there nowadays. It has gotten to the level where the point of the article stands: economically speaking, nuclear has a lot to do now before it becomes attractive to investors.

Notice though, that then another item that should be considered here is not: that is of government intervention to standardize new nuclear and applied to, lets say military bases in locations in the west, should be employed, but as usual, that smells of socialism so it is not likely to fly with the current weakest link that we have in power, the denier of climate change president and the senate that does the same.

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