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Clean, safe Nuclear Power making a comeback

March 30, 2009 – 14:28 | by admin

Some good news from USA Today, utilities are starting the process to build twentysix new Nuclear Power plants here in the United States.

A recent Gallup Poll shows a record 59% of Americans favor nuclear energy.

Dr. Pournelle nailed the truth of Nuclear Engergy:

I have to say it again: cheap energy will cause a boom. The only cheap energy I know of is nuclear. Three Hundred Billion bucks in nuclear power will do wonders for the economy. We build 100 1000 MegaWatt nuclear power plants — they will cost no more than 2 billion each and my guess is that the average cost will be closer to 1 billion each (that is the first one costs about 20 billion and the 100th costs about 800 million). The rest of the money goes to prizes and X projects to convert electricity into mobility.

Expanded Nuclear Power is the only practical way to supply the level of electrical power needed to support wide spread use of electric and plug in hybrid electric cars.

If you are really serious about reducing carbon emissions, you should a be a supporter of Nuclear Power.

Originally published at Urbin Technology.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Clean, safe Nuclear Power making a comeback”

  2. By igster101 on Mar 30, 2009 | Reply

    OK… What do we do with the spent fuel?

  3. By admin on Mar 30, 2009 | Reply

    Get rid of the idiot Carter Era law banning the recycling of spent nuclear fuel is step one.

    Then, using only the current storage facilities we have right now, we’ll have room for thousands of years of spent nuclear fuel.

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