NFR---Nuclear Power

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  1. cmann886

    cmann886 Active Member

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    Currently Natural gas is the quickest source of new power (also most economical) and certainly much cleaner than coal. Japan however is not closing all of their nuclear power plants. Some certainly will not be able to restart and a couple of others should not be although they could.

    Bottom line is they got tired of not having AC during the summer and natural gas was the quickest way to get the needed power.
     
  2. Rob Allen

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    then let our system crash,,, nuclear power is the worst possible scenario... better we all go back to candle power than more nukes.
     
  3. Rob Allen

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    PS fundamentalist christian 0 reproduction...
     
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    I'd be curious about the factors, tax credits, sale of excess power, savings on other power sources, etc, that lead to this outcome.
    j
     
  5. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Essentailly you get a tax credit, that is really a rebate from the feds for 25-30% of the cost. From that point forward you will recieve enough selling power back to the grid to collect more than you borrowed on your rediculously low interest loan. Contact a solar dealer in your area. They'll be happy to show you.

    I have recently been discussing this with a very succesful and thoughtful spec builder who would love to put solar on his homes. He has made them "solar ready" but that did not sell the home. He feels like it would be a great selling point if he could get banks to factor in the financial advantage for the prospective buyer/ borrower. Unfortunately, the added upfront costs have made the homes more expensive then other similar homes and most bankers are unable to grasp the concept that a solar home will generate money. They understand nice kitchens and decks but solar just does not compute.

    Banks....single handedly setting the US back.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  6. David A.

    David A. Upside down.

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    There was a program here for a while where one of the big power companies (Gas) combined with government to offer a full solar set-up for your house with 0% finance and no little or no deposit thanks to the rebate.
    (I think final cost was 3 to 6 K)
    Excess power was sold back to the power company via credit on your bill.
    This was hugely successful because of the extremely high cost of electricity here and lots of people took it up.
    Then the government drastically cut the re-sell price and lowered the rebate and everyone stopped doing it.
    surprise surprise surprise. :rolleyes:
     
  7. JonT

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    It's NUCULAR, guys.
     
  8. cmann886

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    I'm confused. Is this supposed to be a red neck joke?
    Enjoy your candle power...I hope you are good at processing whale oil, because you certainly won't get any parafin without electricity.
     
  9. speyfisher

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    Old, very old joke.
    Guy walks in the neighborhood barber shop, sits down in the chair for his haircut and the barber says "well Rufus what do want to talk about today"?
    Rufus:, Oh, I don't know, how about lets talk about about nuclear energy.
    Barber: Wait a minute. Before we get started on nuclear power, answer me this.
    A cow eats grass in the field, and shits a big sloppy cow paddy, right?
    Rufus: Right.
    Barber: Then a horse eats the same grass outa that field and shits these hairy round balls, ok?
    Rufus: Yeah, well
    Barber: Now along comes a rabbit, eats the same grass, outa the same field, and yet he shits a bunch of these little bitty round turds. Now why is that?
    Rufus: DamifIknow
    Barber: See there Rufus, you don't know shit, and you want to talk about nuclear energy!

    I thought this thread was about nuclear energy, not reproduction rights. If you want to rant about the latter, how about starting a new thread?
     
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  10. David A.

    David A. Upside down.

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    A quote from the great Homer Simpson ?
     
  11. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    If you can pass the mental test,you most likely can afford them. if you can't feed them , Don't breed them !