Listen, two of the most advanced countries of the world, after having had MAJOR nuclear accidents, are moving away from nuclear in a big way. At least you can acknowledge that your views are counter to modern trends of advanced civilizations, and that there are very sound reasons for those decisions. Perhaps you can sell you concept to China... I think they would bite on anything to clean up those choking cities!epirali wrote:All of which doesn't even register compared to just basic accidents with fuel/coal plants.
I was actually a bit of a nuke supporter until 2011. I don't think humans should rely on a basic commodity like electricity on a source with such damaging side effects, particularly when there are cost effective alternatives.
We do not have enough wind/sun available 24/7 to power the planet. There are places where this is true, but places like Germany, when they can have excess of wind power, either need to shut the turbines down or use storage. And they are starting to lean towards hydrogen as a better storage medium than just batteries to store/use the power later.
As I've stated many, many times (and virtually EVERY SINGLE POSTER ON THIS THREAD), hydrogen appears to be a great grid level solution for energy storage today, and perhaps into the future.
I don't need to disagree with your comments concerning that there isn't "enough wind/sun"... that's just patently wrong. We haven't harnessed that power... yet.
Batteries are good for local storage. Hydrogen can store more/denser and can be transported. I'll say again because you don't want to just ignore me: its not an and/or solution. Its not nuclear vs wind. Its not battery vs fuel cell. That is just irrational thinking.
Holy crap, you have to be Andy, because this is the kinds of non-stop insults he used to sway us to hydrogen cars. We're "irrational".
Anyhoo, I don't think you have your basic facts straight. Why, exactly, do batteries need to be "local storage"? That doesn't even make sense. The grid could pull battery power from a site in Utah and deliver it to California... today.
Listen, I'm sure you're well meaning. I think the "real" Andy was, too. But, honestly, a fossil fuel future is not where this world is going if we intend to still be around in 1000 years. Clearly, you think otherwise.