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Disagree. Not a troll. Just a subject rarely discussed rationally.

As demonstrated often, the reasonable solution to energy problems is education of the public about conservation (negawatts). Then, when that fails (tragedy of the commons) you go to technocracy at the behest of brainless politicians.

Technocrats tend to be bloody-minded, in the sense that they aren't really trained to listen to scare stories and people who can't think straight.

The obvious answers to energy shortages is gas turbines, but they're just a stopgap. Then in the timeline comes modular nuclear. Then wind, solar pv, augmented by heavy batteries.

I agree with the thesis that taxation of consumers, especially the factories that pollute in making conspicuous consumption crap, is an effective tool. People don't care about the environment, because it's outside their timeline. Except maybe in Beijing, or Mexico City.

Before it starts, please assign a deaths per KwH value to your preferred or hated source of electricity.

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Thu Jan 5th, 2012 at 10:46:33 PM EST
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It's kWh, and be sure to include accuracy over the entire time-scale of one's preferences.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Fri Jan 6th, 2012 at 05:36:08 AM EST
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