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originally posted by: rickymouse
They are switching from coal to natural gas generation here in the Upper Peninsula. A disaster can cause a loss of electric power here if it effects the pipelines, and we are at risk of our natural gas being diverted elsewhere if they have problems elsewhere. With Coal, the ships bring a whole winters supply of coal here in the summer, which was way more secure than what they are creating. If gas lines get crippled, we could heat with electricity for a while while the lines are repaired, but if everything runs on gas, we are up sheets creek without a paddle.
But that is what we have now, a lot less secure system for our citizens. Up here the winters are very cold, water freezing is a major problem when the heat is out. I think this new energy initiative is nuts, somehow we have created a very fragile and dependent system which can hurt the people in the area really bad. But the nuts running the show here are just that, they cannot fathom we could have a disaster happen which could put us at risk. The grid system can be wiped out by a single tornado, tearing everything up for milesl
originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
China has been selling nuclear reactors to countries for years. The US can't mention the word nuke.
The most depressing part is nuclear is the best option lb for lb and has improved much over the past 40 years. Solar, wind, battery is not going to cut it. It will never cut it. Not enough power and we need more and more.
originally posted by: AaarghZombies
a reply to: DigginFoTroof
China is also the world's largest user of solar power,the largest builder of hydro electric dams, and many of these coal plan will be replacing older less efficient plants.
So,call thing considered, China is still beating the pants off of American in this regard. You don't see Chinese screwing themselves over about renewables like in the us.
originally posted by: liejunkie01
I have been saying it for a very long time.
Going green will completely bankrupt us and cause a complete economic disaster.
Everyone thinks I am the crazy one for saying this. I think everyone is crazy for buying into the whole green movement without a real viable option for power generation and jobs.
We need more jobs. It does not matter what study the green movement makes or does. There will be fewer blue collar jobs and the working man and woman will suffer.
It is not about the environment. It is about money.