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(Reuters)   GE says it will quit making new coal-fired power plants, leaves out the part about nukes still glowing, profit-wise   (reuters.com) divider line
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2020-09-21 2:44:14 PM  
15 votes:
The anti-nuke crusade was funded by the fossil fuel industry.  We really need to switch to nuclear + renewable.  Leave the coal and oil in the ground.
 
2020-09-21 4:03:27 PM  
8 votes:
Greenie here, nothing wrong with nuclear power so long as farkwits aren't at the helm... So the same as anything else.
 
2020-09-21 5:22:34 PM  
5 votes:
I'm not a fan of nuclear, but at this point? Anything but fossil fuels, especially coal. When they stop making natural gas plants I'll really be happy.

Still have to fix all the other problems, like transportation and industry, but every step away from fossil fuels is a good and necessary one.

Hell, at this point, I think we can say that even if all the nuclear spent fuel spilled out all over the place we would probably be in less danger from nuclear than we are from fossil fuels.
 
2020-09-21 5:21:55 PM  
4 votes:
If we had gone nuke 50 years ago we would not be on fire now
 
2020-09-21 4:29:13 PM  
4 votes:
The only source of energy that will ever pass the density of nuclear is....well, nuclear. Just the squeezy kind, not the splitting kind

You know, in 30 years
 
2020-09-21 4:19:54 PM  
3 votes:
Good thing the US Republican Administration is promising to bring back all of those coal jobs!
 
2020-09-21 8:11:12 PM  
2 votes:

Stibium: adamatari: I'm not a fan of nuclear, but at this point? Anything but fossil fuels, especially coal. When they stop making natural gas plants I'll really be happy.

Still have to fix all the other problems, like transportation and industry, but every step away from fossil fuels is a good and necessary one.

Hell, at this point, I think we can say that even if all the nuclear spent fuel spilled out all over the place we would probably be in less danger from nuclear than we are from fossil fuels.

If I did my research right and I'm reading the current charts correctly we hit peak uranium years ago. Some additional tech might put us back into the peak like with oil shale, but it won't last long. So anything we plan on doing we have to do quickly, AND find some other nuclear fuel. My vote is the latter, as anything we are producing now can go to immediate stopgap designs and fuel for reactors that have already been built; different fuels and decommissioned waste for the future.

Reactors made with preference for breeding plutonium have GOT to go.


Nuclear is always gonna be a stop gap between fossil fuels and renewable technology. Renewables are fundamentally cheaper but less constant, and energy storage starts becoming an issue because of this, and that we do not have totally figured out. Nuclear fits the current model better but is a stop gap.
 
2020-09-21 5:24:22 PM  
2 votes:

lifeslammer: The only source of energy that will ever pass the density of nuclear is....well, nuclear. Just the squeezy kind, not the splitting kind

You know, in 30 years


Fusion power: 30 years away since 1950.
 
2020-09-21 4:50:23 PM  
2 votes:

lifeslammer: The only source of energy that will ever pass the density of nuclear is....well, nuclear. Just the squeezy kind, not the splitting kind

You know, in 30 years


This has been repeated every year for the last 30 years. "we're just 30 years away from fusion, we swear." Kinda like Bibi and Iran being 3-5 years from a nuke, for the last 15 years.
 
2020-09-21 8:20:50 PM  
1 vote:
We're in no danger of running out of nuclear fuel. If uranium gets low, thorium is plentiful. Some say, better. i rally wish we had  more of the newest generation compact fission systems, and that we retrofit old nuke plants with them.
 
2020-09-21 7:03:03 PM  
1 vote:

adamatari: I'm not a fan of nuclear, but at this point? Anything but fossil fuels, especially coal. When they stop making natural gas plants I'll really be happy.

Still have to fix all the other problems, like transportation and industry, but every step away from fossil fuels is a good and necessary one.

Hell, at this point, I think we can say that even if all the nuclear spent fuel spilled out all over the place we would probably be in less danger from nuclear than we are from fossil fuels.


If I did my research right and I'm reading the current charts correctly we hit peak uranium years ago. Some additional tech might put us back into the peak like with oil shale, but it won't last long. So anything we plan on doing we have to do quickly, AND find some other nuclear fuel. My vote is the latter, as anything we are producing now can go to immediate stopgap designs and fuel for reactors that have already been built; different fuels and decommissioned waste for the future.

Reactors made with preference for breeding plutonium have GOT to go.
 
2020-09-21 5:26:13 PM  
1 vote:
In other news nobody is building coal fired power plants. How many new ones have been built in the last 10 years?
 
2020-09-21 4:05:31 PM  
1 vote:
Stock fell big time at market close last week and tumbled a little more today.

Pathetic. Not sure if it's a good buy, but it's better long term as they are at least positioning themselves towards greener markets. I want to pick up some just because of that.
 
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