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2021-04-09 Incentivize Utilities To Build Renewables Plus Storage

From comment on Matt Ferrel’s Undecided The technologies for green energy and hydrogen are all there. The biggest issue is to get governments to make enough incentives to get companies to switch over to renewables plus storage. Tony Seba (in his YouTube videos) has stated that the country needs to build wind and solar plus

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2021-04-07 Nuclear Power In The U.S.

This quote is from the wiki on Wikipedia. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_the_United_States << A cover story in the February 11, 1985, issue of Forbes magazine commented on the overall management of the nuclear power program in the United States: The failure of the U.S. nuclear power program ranks as the largest managerial disaster in business history, a disaster

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2021-03-22 LCOE Levelized Cost Of Energy – NREL

From FB reply Nuclear power plants are too expensive and are being taken out of service and decommissioned. The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is being decommissioned at a cost of 4.4 billion dollars and will take 20 years. LCOE levelized cost of energy is how a utility judges its generating assets. Nuclear and conventional

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2021-03-11 Today Is The 10th Anniversary Of The Japan Earthquake And Fukushima Disaster

Ten years ago today, the major earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, causing a tsunami that devastated Japan and caused the meltdown of three of the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant’s reactors.

2021-03-09 Solar Is The Future – Elon Musk

Elon Musk talks about the power of sunlight and the size of a solar array that could power the US. He said that nuclear power plants have an exclusion zone of a square kilometer. If that was covered in solar panels, the solar array could put out more power than the nuclear power plant. He

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2021-03-08 Chernobyl Almost Killed Inna Braverman

This 10 min. YouTube video is about wave powered generators. But later they interview Inna Braverman who said she was born in Ukraine a few days before Chernobyl exploded and she almost died, but her mother resuscitated her. I hear the apologists for nuclear power constantly reiterate the claim that nuclear power is safe and

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2020-10-08 The Nuclear Power Plant That Changed To Coal

The same company that contaminated the hills north of Los Angeles with radioactive waste built another sodium cooled reactor in Nebraska. It didn’t last long, and was converted to coal. Seems to me that Mother Nature was telling humans that they were opening a Pandora’s box full of hornet’s nests. Today Nebraska has a lot

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2020-10-04 “Renewable Energy Is The Scam …”

My comment on YouTube video https://youtu.be/lL6uB1z95gA After actively disparaging renewables, he says, “I’m not actively disparaging renewables…” He makes this big stink about how renewables take up so much more land than nuclear. This is totally irrelevant! Farmers in Iowa, Nebraska have the wind turbines out in the middle if their crop fields; no problem.

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2020-10-01 Renewables Don’t Need Baseload Power

This 4.7 min. TED Talk Youtube video dispels the myth that solar and wind can’t do the job without “base load” power. Amory Lovins is with the US NREL, and is an authority on this subject. He also states that renewables are less expensive than fossil or nuclear power. https://youtu.be/Oo8iEL6SqgI

2020-09-22 RICO Suit: Portsmouth, OH Uranium Processing Plant For Toxic Releases

So many uninformed people advocate nuclear power, repeating the mantra “it’s the safest form of power.” Meanwhile, since the 1950s, the Portsmouth, Ohio “Ports” uranium processing plant has been releasing toxic radioactive wastes into the environment, “causing clusters of cancer” locally. This article tells of a whistleblower complaint and RICO lawsuit against the facility. The

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