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  •  Agree, "All of the above" is the only way (2+ / 0-)
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    gzodik, Capt Morgan

    Nuclear, natural gas, and clean coal, have to make up 75-80% of all energy production for the forseeable future.  If I were king for a day, I'd begin right now a 50 year phase-out of coal using natural gas and nuclear, with nuclear replacing natural gas for everything but transporation in the following 25 years.  We're already powering mass transit busses and government cars with natural gas.  It works, and it's apparently safe - when was the last time you heard of a natural gas-powered bus explosion?

    As for nuclear, the Navy proved 50 years ago that you can build small, discreet, mobile reactors to power large ships.  I can't ever remember hearing about a radiation-related disaster from one of those ships or submarines.  Why can't all large buildings have their own discreet reactor?  

    It works.  The only reason to be against it is ideology, and that isn't going to save you from the coming sun tan.

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