You know how many have been panicking about Japan’s reactors, and will probably want to shut down ours? I found this article which I thought was interesting…describes why the newer reactors are much safer:
Some people will always object to logical choises. Personally I like nuklear power, It makes me think of green stuff glowing. Very cool. Those suggesting that we drop it should invent an option, wind power is not since it kills innocent birds (birds with families and friends) building windpower is not only a bad choise from an economic standpoint but its also a killing machine.
Windpower takes a large area just to simply produce a tiny amount, why not give that room to animals and build a nuklearpower plant instead, resulting in more room for lovley animals and us?
Where you build windpower, you kill birds and other animals. So why not simply go for nuklearplants right away? Windpower can’t be placed everywhere either, usually resulting in a lot of digging and cables just to get a really tiny ammount of energy. People hate living close to windpower, how does one place windpower well, its getting away for ships, animals and humans wherever you place it.
I stated that properly positioned wind power generators are a great investment over the longterm.
You are correct that you need many of them, however, I do not buy your argument that they will take up room on animals. Refer back to my “properly positioned” comment for that.
You make a big fuss over bird strikes, and they are unfortunate. There is no clamour to ground flights the world over due to the daily bird strikes at airports and in the air. If ‘will somebody please think of the birds’ is the best offence against wind energy then that is a weak hand.
Now, before this becomes a big pissing contest, I want to clarify something that I did not make clear in my initial statement: wind power is mainly ideal for countries/states with large coastlines and I would argue against large scale usage in landlocked/limited coastline countries.
Using the criteria above, developed and developing nations need to move as the circumstances dictate to nuclear, wind, solar, hydro-electric, geothermal and away from fossil fuels & oil.
However, the oil lobby is strong and it is hard to make older people understand that the fossil fuels they covet are non-renewable.
the ultimate power source is nuclear fusion, exactly what the sun does. If we could harness the power of a star here on earth by making our own star, think tiny, it would produce so much energy it could power a city.
sweet can’t wait, this is what we need. We really need it, we need to harness the power of the stars to advance our civilization, to be able to travel between the stars, we need to more then people can imagine.