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Japan’s Choice: Go Solar or Go Dark

“Japan’s dim capital faces further power crunch” (Associated Press, April 3): About 9 million kilowatts of capacity may be gone forever as the radiation-leaking Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is likely to be scrapped and the future of the halted Dai-ni … Continue reading

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Japan Solar Energy Graphics

Sometimes it seems that nuclear power advocates are attempting to insinuate that Japan doesn’t have enough land area to use solar energy in place of nuclear energy. Here’s what the solar panel requirements actually look like. Per person: [Calculations: Electrical … Continue reading

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Would GE make more money by decommissioning reactors?

In the United States today, there are thirty-five boiling water reactors, of the same type as at Fukushima. Nuclear decommissioning costs around $325 million per plant. So if all the GE plants were to be decommissioned immediately, GE (which would … Continue reading

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Nuclear Teleoperations isn’t a new idea

In 1963 came Mobot.

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Neighborhood Power Plants: An Alternative to Catastrophe and Collapse

Today was a gloomy day here in the Seattle region. The sky was overcast and it was nonstop raining. I happened to be driving through downtown around noontime when I saw a sign which gave the solar flux: .23 kw. … Continue reading

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