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  1. 10 Nov '09 03:25
    in the uk .. what do you make of that?
  2. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    10 Nov '09 14:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Black Star Uchess
    in the uk .. what do you make of that?
    It's electrifying!
  3. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    12 Nov '09 05:39
    That's a powerful statement.
  4. Standard member patauro
    Patricia
    13 Nov '09 01:22
    I'm shocked!
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Nov '09 17:20
    It really gave me a jolt!
  6. Subscriber ysterbaard
    AAPS forever
    18 Nov '09 07:51
    They really should start thinking bigger.... at the moment they're only at atomic scale.
  7. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappie
    19 Nov '09 16:37
    Personally I'm all for nuclear power. It's just got to be safe...
    While its in the hands of capitalists you're gonna have problems..
  8. 26 Nov '09 20:40
    Originally posted by Black Star Uchess
    in the uk .. what do you make of that?
    I had not heard this (silly, since I do a lot of work for power companies, including the nuclear sector) so could you provide a link?

    I think it is essential for us to reduce our carbon footprint and fission power is one of the methods we have to use to do this, despite the cost and safety issues. Until fusion becomes viable, we have no other choice. Renewables should also be used as much as possible but will simply not be enough.

    --- Penguin.
  9. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    05 Dec '09 07:51
    Originally posted by Black Star Uchess
    in the uk .. what do you make of that?
    It adds up to 1.21 jigawatts
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    18 Dec '09 13:59
    Originally posted by Penguin
    I had not heard this (silly, since I do a lot of work for power companies, including the nuclear sector) so could you provide a link?

    I think it is essential for us to reduce our carbon footprint and fission power is one of the methods we [b]have
    to use to do this, despite the cost and safety issues. Until fusion becomes viable, we have no other choic ...[text shortened]... enewables should also be used as much as possible but will simply not be enough.

    --- Penguin.[/b]
    Unfortunately they are all due for decommissioning within the next 15 years.

    Politicians are too frightened to go with the ONLY current solution to our power problems. The wind-power solution still seems quite a way off!

    The most prolific user of wind power is Germany who produce a meagre 7% of their needs.
  11. 18 Dec '09 20:43
    Wind power is a crop of crap - have you been to Cornwall lately!
  12. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    19 Dec '09 15:45
    Yes. stayed in St Austell. It rained.
  13. 19 Dec '09 18:10
    Wind mills are eye pollution. I grew up in Southern California and when I was younger there were a hand full of wind mills out towards Palm Springs on I-10.

    The last time I drove through there I was shocked to see how many wind mills they shoe horned into that area. It was dreadful. There's gotta be a better solution than this.