Nuclear or nuthin
@dwnzsnwlion, nuclear is a great way to generate power. The problem is, they are expensive to build.
@LloydChristmas2, and dumb people are so incredibly scared by it
@LloydChristmas2, the build cycle and time to profit are longer than any politician's term that would support it.
@LloydChristmas2, 100% a big “problem” with it is regulations that go into building them that said those regulations are also responsible for the very few nuclear reactor malfunctions within the USA.
@dwnzsnwlion, the standards set by nuclear power companies are higher than the regulations set by the state in many cases, from what I understand. The question is, would those standards still be that high in the absence of those state regulations.
Nuclear has an argument. The other two are a joke (at least on a large scale how they're used)
@spongeblade, you may be referring to our current applications of these technologies, but the sun hits the earth with more energy in an hour then our global population uses in like, a year (or something like that.) the problem isn’t these technologies, it’s the people who are either not moving forward (to maintain wealth and power) or actively working against it (to maintain wealth and power)
@spongeblade, not trying to fight or anything, just felt like I wanted to give you context as this can be a valid argument, but one leveled on the institutions not the technology
@Howdoudoaspace, I'm definitely referring to current usage. If we were able to use that much solar energy as advertised then it would 100% be the way to go. I think the tech will eventually get there. But the fear mongering to switch when the tech isn't there is what annoys me.
Fossil fuels still have their place.
@RogueKnight, not in power industry but I do think they will still have their place in the construction and long haul trucking industry. Things that NEED to run all day under varying and unpredictable loads are going to be tough to run on batteries.
Environmental memes? Wacky
Brian: “Only Chris is.”
Stewie: “He’s right, Meg. I’m afraid the rest of you are about as useless as Black Widow is to the Avengers.”
If you think about the supply chain cost to really build massive windmills of concrete and steel, how long would it take to make up that carbon footprint in clean energy?
@More Butter, idk much about anything, but with these three powers combined, Captain Planet would probably be like “yeah this is good”.
@More Butter, probably not as long as it would take until maintenance starts adding up.
Definitely thought that was a lamp shade at first.
She is better than solar and wind.
True. I was thinking more like diesel trucks, people driving across country, etc. Batteries just aren't there yet for the range and mass.
Where’s hydro? Or tidal?
@Canis Arktos, I agree, hydro deserves a spot, maybe instead of wind.
@PsychedelicCow, I mean, why instead? But I agree hydro is better
Oil sounds cool when I put it in my car. The others dont
A lamp shade…?
@Pen is huge, power plant cooling towers
@Pen is huge, that's what I saw at first too.
Probably not actually that long if they're built somewhere windy. They can generate a buttton of energy (the blade tips can spin over 100mph, they go take fast)
At first I saw Chris with a fancy lampshade on his head. But I still had to agree. He got my vote
Ha, this meme from someone who doesn't know what they are talking about.
Life can adapt to changing temps as it’s done for billions of years. Def can’t adapt to the toxins in solar panels, batteries, and non recyclable wind blades. Terrible meme, obviously not well read