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Stop Subsidizing the Slaughter

David1334 Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 11:20 AM
Ethanol and wind energy are indeed losers. Battery cars are not - especially in areas (like the Carolinas, where I live) where the majority of electric base load is carried by clean and safe nuclear energy. Overnight charging of these cars is both cost effective and environmentally sensitive in such areas. Time to tell Harry Reid to get out of the way and open up Yucca Mountain for waste disposal so the nuclear power industry can continue to operate and provide clean, safe electric power for years to come.
Think Freely Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 2:16 AM
Actually, Under the Atomic Energy Commission we were able to build about 100 Light water reactors in just about 10 to 15 years. We could do it even faster with the current batch of designs for Small to Medium sized reactors. The problem is that the NRC charges 254 dollars / hour to evaluate the designs and has told them that they have a minimum of 42 months before their designs can be approved.
coveyrise Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 12:49 PM
David, even if people can recharge their batteries with nuclear generated electricity you still have the problem with all the rare earth minerals that have to be mined to produce the lithium ion batteries and the damage done in the process plus the disposal problems of getting rid of the batteries when they expire. Secondly even if we started building nuclear power plants today it would take decades to build enough to power the entire US. In the mean time subsidizing battery cars is a pure waste of tax payer money.

Congress and the White House are struggling to find even one subsidy or entitlement program that they are willing to cut. Meanwhile, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) insists that the 2.2-cents per kilowatt-hour Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind electricity should be extended yet again – and then (maybe, partially) phased out over the next five years. By then, claims CEO Denise Bode, wind energy could be cost-competitive with other energy sources. What nonsense. No evidence supports any of this.

Wind energy is a net jobs and economic loser. By raising electricity costs for factories, internet hubs, offices, malls,...