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Posted by Bill Carter on April 4, 2009, 4:29 am
 
Eeyore wrote:

memory,

kWh when

around $ /

Sure. Now you can post it all with 'proper accounting'. Seems to be
taking you a long time.


The fuel is free.


solar

use

Nuclear is going nowhere. In the US the only new plant to come online
in decades will be in 2016 at the earliest. There won't be enough
new nuclear power generation in the US to even replace the reactors
being decommissioned for the foreseeable future.

Posted by Eeyore on April 4, 2009, 3:31 am
 


Bill Carter wrote:


memory,

kWh when

around $ /

The 'plant' isn't.

Graham


Posted by Bill Carter on April 4, 2009, 4:35 pm
 Eeyore wrote:

memory,

kWh when

around $ /

Your point being?

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-energy3-2009apr03,0,7532220.story?track=rss
"Wind turbines off U.S. coastlines could potentially supply more than enough
electricity to meet the nation's current demand, the Interior Department
reported Thursday."

I realize you are very busy working up those numbers for all the energy
sources, no doubt this is why all you have time to post is a few words
of nothing, so I'll give you a jumpstart. The numbers here only take into
account the capital, fuel, and operating costs so you'll have to add in
all the rest, but notice how well renewable energy generation compares
to nuclear or even coal.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Comparative_electrical_generation_costs


Posted by Eeyore on April 4, 2009, 7:38 pm
 

Bill Carter wrote:


generation.

From memory,

/ kWh when

around $ /

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-energy3-2009apr03,0,7532220.story?track=rss

I dare say they possibly might but I'm somewhat sceptical. In any case, to cope
with becalmed
situations in certain places, you'd have to massively upgrade the grid to get
electricity from the
east coast to the west or vice-versa. The general 'rule of thumb' is that if you
use wind power for

And at what price ?

Incidentally of all the 'green' alternative wind power is currently the best
priced and simplest to
build and configure. Don't get me wrong, I'm not totally anti-it but it's no
panacea.

Graham


Posted by Eeyore on April 4, 2009, 3:33 am
 

Bill Carter wrote:


You're massively out of touch.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Pressurized_Reactor

The orders are rolling in. France generates something like 80% of its
electricity with
nuclear and even has enough left over to export some.

Graham



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