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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 31 minutes ago

IEA: Current efforts are not enough

From the International Energy Agency:
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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 2:51 PM

Re: The Swiss Oppose Temperature Fabrications

The Swiss oppose temperature fabrications so much that they are pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 70% from 1990 levels by 2050.
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Sat May 2

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 6:51 PM

Re: China coal use

Jaagu claims:
The AFW system is useless in any of the design basis accidents you listed if there is an earthquake and station blackout. The AFW can not supply any water for cooling in this [more]

Fri May 1

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waterfell posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:17 PM

OT: The A-10 keeps flying

A plane hated by the generals, but loved by the troops on the ground, the A-10 will apparently keep flying for a while longer.

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 1:05 PM

Re: China coal use

jaagu says:
The safety functions you noted are more like normal transients mitigations. The are not design basis accidents.
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The AFW is indeed a safety related system [more]

Thu Apr 30

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 7:32 PM

Re: What is the secret behind the science

I will have more faith in the people at the EPA when they stop crediting only 6% of nuclear power in their GHG reduction targets.

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Wed Apr 29

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 6:53 PM

Re: China coal use

jaagu claims-
The problem with the steam driven auxiliary feedwater pumps is that there is only one per reactor and they are not safety related equipment
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The above statement is [more]

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 6:21 PM

Consolidated nuclear fuel storage

Counties in New Mexico are working with Holtec International to develop a consolidated interim storage location for spent nuclear fuel.

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 3:27 PM

Re: China coal use

Ben writes:
If they're careful they should be fine but they lack the robust redundant safety features of more modern designs.
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Not true. As mentioned, the [more]

Tue Apr 28

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 8:27 PM

Re: China coal use

China will put up to 10 new nuclear plants in service this year.

http://www.worldnuclearreport.org/Fourth-New-Reactor-Connect...

China started [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 5:59 PM

Re: Taxing Nuclear Power to Death

From last year...
http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2014/10/tougher-...

Higher taxes being [more]

Sun Apr 26

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:10 PM

Re: OT We need this on THIS side of the Pond

This must have started with the Monty Python sketch.

(5 minutes long)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31FFTx6AKmU

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:54 AM

Re: Wealth, Energy, and Work

If energy equals wealth, then perhaps concentrated energy is concentrated wealth. Consider the following...

One kilogram of coal, when fed into a standard power plant, produces enough electrical energy to power a 100-watt light bulb for [more]

Sat Apr 25

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:15 PM

Re: Expensive ice cream cone

We are talking about the German Greens here. They are not my favorite people; arranging for coal to substitute for nuclear.

The government has proposed a levy on the worst coal plants, but the plan has received push back from the [more]

Wed Apr 22

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:53 PM

Re: Energy = Wealth

The following link is a long read, but it presents an interesting point of view on how we can have a thriving economy with abundant energy, while at the same time protect nature.

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 12:16 PM

Re: Write your state representatives

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/205551/
... but require dependency on much less reliable forms of electricity generation, including solar, natural gas and
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Tue Apr 21

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 10:30 PM

Bill Nye's Earth Day plans

From The Science Guy's Twitter feed:

"Heading down to DC to catch an #EarthDay flight on Air Force One tomorrow with the President. We're going to #ActOnClimate."

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Mon Apr 20

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 1:25 PM

Re: Massive Government Failure

This might be considered OT, but I think there are some basic commonalities to the situation in California. A different sort of water crisis might be approaching in the Midwest.

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Sun Apr 19

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:58 PM

Re: OT Mystery of the giant arrows (with pics)

On a slightly related subject, there is this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EOAXrTrsOE

4 minutes long, but well worth it.

- Pete

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 9:11 PM

Re: Trending in the wrong direction

Going back to coal is not the answer. You forget all the problems with using coal for home heating and cooking.
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The above is a strawman argument. I have never advocated [more]

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