*"So, there is no technology capable of handling our need for power. " -> So, there is no "green" technology capable of handling our need for power.
I am not specialist in this area, I bet you are not either.
Originally Posted by Davidovitch
I just say one thing: Compare amount of pollution and human death's/sicknesses caused by producing atomic energy, and "conventional" methods, including everything since Chernobyl and accidents(apart from Chernobyl itself, lesson IS actually learned).
Just because facility was destroyed - doesn't mean everything else is contaminated, or foobar contaminated.
Real-time generation, demand and CO2 emissions in Spain:
I like how hydro shrinks at night, when water is pumped uphill using mostly wind energy.
Anyway, those windmills seem to be standing up just right.
About nuclear power plant Biblis: Two reactors produce together 2525 MW. The two planned reactors only exist on paper and will not be built. Arguing without sources is not very convincing.
You wrong, an high amount of nuclear weapons were used in tests, and they have done much damage to ecosystem and population near tests areas, but this information is not easy to find, governments are not interested in public document those negative effects.
Originally Posted by V!NCENT
There is a good story in nevada - Utah desert, US have done a lot of nuclear tests there (during 1950-1990 aprox) At the same time near the test zone various cinema studios filmed various films, if you search far enough you will find that a very HIGH percentage of actors and "cinema workers" that participated on those films have developed cancer a few years later.
Nuclear power plants are fairly safe, although when an accident happens the consequences are fatal, a lot of people developed cancer on countries near Chernobyl (far away than 30km) and there are studies that correlated the Chernobyl accident with those cancers. In a vast zone around Chernobyl, farming is not allowed any more.
Here is a video animation which shows nuclear explosions from 1945-1998.
Originally Posted by Jimbo
Why some countries *already* produce 40% of its energy from wind sources and others no? why Spain has 40% wind and 15% nuclear and France has 75 nuclear and wind power at minimum amount?
Originally Posted by Detructor
I answer you, because of politics and bad decisions. There are choices now, we are not in 50s, so making the right decision is important. This is the balance of exported power between france and spain during the last years:
2006 4410 (GWh)
2007 5487 (GWh)
2008 2889 (GWh)
2009 1590 (GWh)
2010 -1387 (GWh)
Positive numbers show that Spain purchased power to France, negative that France purchased power to Spain. Spain has increased his power output during the last years due to wind power, and it exports power to France. Thanks to wind power inversions the production of energy is now more economic and competitive in Spain than in France.
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