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    Why Alternative Energy

    when we have nuclear power? We are pumping billions into alternative energy while nuclear energy will do the trick. Yes, I understand nobody wants to store the waste in their backyard and it can be unstable....see Japan. But we already have the technology and the money can be invested elsewhere.....no not the military

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    It's still based on fuel that needs to be dug from the ground. It would buy more time but what happens when Uranium runs out?

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmifli View Post
    It's still based on fuel that needs to be dug from the ground. It would buy more time but what happens when Uranium runs out?
    there seems to be plenty of uranium

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    im pro nuclear power. id love to see coal get the boot. solar, wind, and nuclear power is the way to go.

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    there was some momentum behind nuclear power, and even some of the old environmentalists jumped on board and recognized it as the least bad solution, but then the earthquake in Japan happened. Now, no one wants to touch it.

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    there was some momentum behind nuclear power, and even some of the old environmentalists jumped on board and recognized it as the least bad solution, but then the earthquake in Japan happened. Now, no one wants to touch it.
    yeh but the jury is still out on fracking. and we have oil spills. nothing is perfect. plus nuclear power has come a long way.

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    I think there are better alternatives to be found. Nuclear waste and possible disasters are kind of a big deal

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    Quote Originally Posted by Mouldsie View Post
    I think there are better alternatives to be found. Nuclear waste and possible disasters are kind of a big deal
    ok, but as of now they are not found. So, either we embrace nuclear power as the least bad option, or we do nothing and hope that, maybe, an alternative eventually comes up....

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    We need the "next" oil...............a new energy source to power mankind for generations to come. Fossil fuels will be depleted soon. Not likely in my lifetime but we will certainly hit "peak oil" if we haven't already. Cannot wait until fossil fuels are gone to start researching....that is why we need to invest heavily now to find that next generation of energy supply but also invest in the infrastructure so mankind can use it.
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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    Also, I read a review of a book (yes, really I did) but I cannot remember the name of the book that stated that the strength of a country is related to it's ability to harness new energy supplies. We became a true power after finding ways to use fossil fuels and we also unlocked the atom. If we take a back seat to the next generation of energy to say China, we will become a 2 bit country by the 22nd century

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    Nuclear isn't as dangerous, obviously, as some would like to make it out to be. Good temporary, short term "bridge' perhaps, but agree with others that brought up the points about resource depletion, 'cleaner' alternatives, and the simple economics.

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    LOL...that's actually pretty funny.

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    I am ok with nuke but not ok with the current organizational structures used to ensure public safety. Capitalism has a motive, money; and Government has a motive, power. The motive clearly needs to be safety.

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    Quote Originally Posted by Berger-boy View Post
    I am ok with nuke but not ok with the current organizational structures used to ensure public safety. Capitalism has a motive, money; and Government has a motive, power. The motive clearly needs to be safety.
    that never has nor will ever happen

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    I don't buy the "peak oil" mantra. If oil is discovered at 30,000 ft and elsewhere well below the 16000 feet "dino line" then it isn't a fossil fuel. There is plenty created deep below the surface.

    Saw a piece on oil from algae which is cost effective and can be produced in vast quantities fairly quickly.

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    Oh yeah and how about NeoSlevs? Vast quantities fairly quickly? You'd outsource our algae farms to China just like your branded can clothing.

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    neoslev is dead... I blame China for that fact.

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    Anybody being "for" nuclear energy should almost unequivocally INSTEAD be for Thorium!!!

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    Re: Why Alternative Energy

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticsoto View Post
    Anybody being "for" nuclear energy should almost unequivocally INSTEAD be for Thorium!!!
    thorium?

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