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Well, as someone who does all he can to promote wind and conservation, I obviously agree that we shouldn't accept that dichotomy - but it IS the state of the debate for people who actually make the investment decisions, sadly, so we have to find a way to reach them or anti-nuke arguments will - as they do now - lead us to more coal.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon May 8th, 2006 at 03:21:00 AM EST
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That's a fair point, but I note that the coal industry is the dirtiest and most lethal in the same places where governments don't bother about nuclear protesters either.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon May 8th, 2006 at 04:13:30 AM EST
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Speaking of energy options, from a physics perspective, it's hard to see any fundamental reason why solar photovoltaic arrays should cost more than leaves of grass. On a global-warming time scale, it seems that we should be able to move technology a bit closer to the levels that physics allows, especially with biology sitting there, taunting us with the possibilities.

I've heard that Migeru may be looking into this :)

BTW, I ordered Fallen Dragon today, per your recommendation.

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by technopolitical on Mon May 8th, 2006 at 04:25:55 AM EST
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