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Back, or Forward to the Energy Future?

David461 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:13 AM
An even better approach would be to embark on a project to build 50 nuclear power plants in the next 25 years. This would enable cheaper (and might I note carbon-free) electricity, and opening the door for millions of cars not using fossil fuels.
Ron4594 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:43 AM
The Robert Emmett Ginna Nuclear Power Plant went from breaking ground to going on line in 3-1/2 years. The Crystal River 3 Nuclear Power Station went from breaking ground to going on line in 10 years. The reason for the difference in the times is the amount of bureaucratic paper work involved.
Now you know how to speed up the construction of those 50 plants.
Electric cars will not replace regular gasoline cars.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 11:16 AM
Go to a STANDARDIZED plant design. then the need for certification is reduced.
you build as many of the standard units as you need,for the desired capacity.
Plus,when one unit is down for maintenance,the others are still producing power.

I agree;most people's cars do not run on electricity,they use gasoline or diesel.
electric is not yet practical. (especially if you live in an apartment..no place to plug in at night.)
Louie13 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 12:03 PM
Yes Jay, the need for certification would be reduced, but it would not reduce it in practice. You see, government certification, like everything else today, is being used to halt development and bring America down from within. The government's unspoken concern today is not the safety of energy production, but shutting off energy production.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 3:22 PM
Not possible. There will always be intentional changes from one plant to the next, as we learn how to build them better and safer. There will also be unintentional changes; variations in the concrete, climate, terrain, etc. Each of those changes will have to be approved; not because they are significant, but because the inspectors must remain significant.
p>Over the years, many have wondered what happened to “Say Anything” star Ione Skye. Now we may have our answer. In the movie her character, Diane Court, famously urged her fellow graduates to “go back.” So maybe Ione has followed her own advice and become an environmentalist.

Greens today are all about going back. Back to a world with fewer, cars fewer power