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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 2:27 PM

Re: Southern Company goes for solar

It is no secret that large companies, some from the energy industry, some not, are all lining up to get the subsidies available for these projects. All of the varied federal, state and local tax breaks, plus guaranteed, high-priced power purchase [more]

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waterfell posted to the Energy & Utilities board. 1:59 PM

Nuclear is cost competitive

A new study from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that new nuclear power plants are cost competitive with other forms of baseload power generation.

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Wed Sep 2

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waterfell replied to the Conservative Fools board. 6:58 PM

Re: Iran deal

Physically impossible? Nonsense. Its not even politically impossible.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_START

Obama made New START ratification a priority during the 2010 [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 8:12 AM

Re: Examining the Clean Power Plan

A few more important paragraphs in Jesse Jenkins' analysis of the Clean Power Plan:

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Tue Sep 1

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 11:30 AM

Examining the Clean Power Plan

Jesse Jenkins at the Energy Collective examined the EPA's Clean Power Plan for reducing CO2 emissions from existing power plants, and found it will be very difficult to meet the 2030 goals if the nation's nuclear power plants are retired. But there [more]

Mon Aug 31

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 12:22 PM

Projected Costs of Generating Electricity

A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows nuclear power to be comparable in cost to other base-load energy sources. The report also says the costs of renewables have decreased significantly.

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Sat Aug 29

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 9:43 PM

Re: Long term nuclear power economics

We need to get the next 5 lined up - make them all AP1000s like the 4 plants being built at Vogtle and VC Summer. This way the companies and men who've just spent 8 years of their lives building the first of this generation nuclear plant in the US [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 9:00 PM

Re: Long term nuclear power economics

jaagu says:
Realistically for nuclear to make a dent in CO2 emissions, what we need is a government program to build say 40 to 50 nuclear plants. The only way this could happen is if the US government took over the management, funding and [more]

Fri Aug 28

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 9:31 PM

Re: Waterfell

"Let's make fission better. We already know how to make fission work."

Windchasers: Hell, let's make both of them better.. But in the meantime, yeah, let's use what we already have. [more]

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waterfell posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:56 AM

Natural Gas too cheap to make a profit

The current low price of natural gas is causing some of the weaker players to go out of business.

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 7:39 AM

Re: Waterfell

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."- Carl Sagan

A laboratory experiment is a long way from a working power plant. Five milliseconds is not nearly long enough to be useful A working power plant will need a stable [more]

Thu Aug 27

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 10:52 PM

Re: Long term nuclear power economics

Mike-
It is important, though, as you mentioned in a previous post, to consider the effect of thermal efficiency on the cost of the electricity. The total cost, including construction, fuel costs, operating costs, etc, all go into a calculation [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 2:03 PM

Re: Long term nuclear power economics

jaagu: Natural gas fired plants are twice as efficient as nuclear and coal plants.

mschmit: Comparing thermodynamic efficiencies of different processes makes no [more]

Tue Aug 25

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 1:37 PM

Re: Long term nuclear power economics

Shutting down nuclear power plants will cause CO2 emissions to increase. It will be nearly impossible to meet the CO2 reduction goals with more retirements of nuclear units.

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 12:15 PM

Re: Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS)

This helps confirm my conclusion that CCS is not a practical solution.
Even if the plant were coming along smoothly and worked great, CCS is still a very limited solution because of the problem of what to do with the captured CO2.
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Thu Aug 20

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 9:59 PM

Re: Nuclear Start Ups

jaagu says:
When they evacuate Kagoshima it will be too late for Sendai.

Much of Kagoshima is less than 10 km from the volcano. The Sendai nuclear plant is 50 km from the volcano. Sendai is also situated northwest of the volcano. [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 7:34 PM

Re: Nuclear Start Ups

http://www.greenpeace.org/japan/Global/japan/pdf/Volcano_Ash...

Jaagu's Greenpeace commissioned report is based on faulty information. [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:12 PM

Re: Electricity cost & renewable capacity

Here is a good article on how the subsidies provided to renewables have caused retail electricity prices to skyrocket in Germany.

Some of the points made:
* Electricity prices have jumped 60% "because of costs passed along as part [more]

Wed Aug 19

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 3:56 PM

Re: convincing the deniers

The Onion?

- Pete

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 2:52 PM

Re: Electricity cost & renewable capacity

Some more information on electricity costs in Europe.

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