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Great--then let's have half or more renewables, some hydro, and nuclear. (We say from our view on Mount Olympus, as we direct the doings of mortals!)

But, as you have pointed out, wind farms face resistance from the public just as nuclear plants do.

The US polls are indicating a more favorable attitude about nuclear power.  In areas where there are more nuclear plants, and therefore cheaper electricity, and people are used to smaller bills and to the presence of the plants, over 80% of people polled are in favor of having new plants built.

On dark days, I think as asdf does--that the political will is missing to do anything sane about energy and global warming.  Check out the article on renewables in the current Scientific American.  R & D funding has dropped in the past 25 years--just when it should have been ramped up in a major way.

by Plan9 on Thu Aug 31st, 2006 at 11:29:22 AM EST
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