HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Environment & Energy » Environment & Energy (Group) » “We must never forget tha... » Reply #1

Response to NNadir (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 04:06 PM

1. Support for a solar-wind-gas powered economy over nuclear power...

... is simply another flavor of climate change denial.

Quitting fossil fuels is like quitting smoking. The only way to quit fossil fuels is to quit fossil fuels.

A fleet of gas fueled power plants and gas fueled transportation systems (fuel cells whatever), supplemented by solar, wind, and other greenwash, is the equivalent of a "light" cigarette.

Light cigarettes are just as deadly as regular cigarettes, or worse if you smoke more of them to get the same nicotine fix.

Germany illustrates this perfectly. They put the entire burden of solar and wind development and the shutdown of nuclear power plants on residential and small business users, but they were unwilling to wean their heavy industry from cheap reliable 24/7 coal.

In the same way Japanese anti-nuclear activism would commit Japan to increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Sweden seems to have learned from the German experience, overturning a 2014 agreement to freeze nuclear development...


Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
NNadir Jun 2016 OP
LineNew Reply Support for a solar-wind-gas powered economy over nuclear power...
hunter Jun 2016 #1
NNadir Jun 2016 #2
Please login to view edit histories.