Countries with the most nuclear reactors

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by ipatent, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. Sig


    Another report out today, latest delay at Vogtle to cost ratepayers another $1B for the latest 4 month delay. This was a project that was supposed to cost $14B when approved by regulators, now coming in at $27.8B. Oh, and they received a $6.5B loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, so look who else is getting federal subsidies. How is this good fiscal policy again?

    New Delay for Georgia Nuclear Reactors as Costs Mount
    #11     Oct 26, 2021
  2. cesfx


    Women hater?
    Your mother didn't love you much?
    #12     Oct 26, 2021
  3. cesfx


    It's pathetic that some people are actively against "liberals" and "environmentalists", like if those were evil concepts.
    Then those same people are happy paying taxes and supporting countries waging useless wars around the world for a piece of the energy pie. Idiotic at an unimaginable level.

    Luckily the new generations, the future, do not think like those dinosaurs on the way to extinction.
    #13     Oct 26, 2021
  4. Overnight


    I suppose I should consider myself lucky that of all the subjects I comment upon, this is the only one that throws you for a loop.

    I think the reason I am so dinosaur on this issue is a combination of factors which make me very frustrated.

    1. There are many people around here who are so vocal against fossil fuels, but refuse to allow green projects to be approved FOR THE STUPIDEST OF REASONS. Bird death (such as the sacred Spotted-Owl), noise, and polluting their viewing of the ocean. The opposition of converting land use to solar panels, because, flora? (And to be honest, I think an offshore windfarm would be quite a thing to behold. Much cooler-looking than the standard flat boring ocean we have seen all our lives.) Can't have ocean-wave generators because it will kill turtles and fish. But what did they have for dinner? Cod!

    2. The idea that green energy can replace fossil fuels in it's entirety. This is physically impossible. We consume too much energy as a nation, and as a world. Green energy has to be viewed as a supplement to fossil fuels, not a replacement for them...

    I cannot articulate the other reasons as this point, because my mind goes into a flurry and gets me riled up to the point I must drop the line of thought. Dare I say, it makes me angry. It's not the ideas themselves that get me angry...It's how the people around me in the community think regarding the ideas that gets me angry. So I am angry at those people. The hypocrites who claim they hate oil and want to see it go away, but wear makeup and buy disposable plastic bottles, and proceed to toss them in the trash rather than recycle them.

    Shit like that.
    #14     Oct 26, 2021
  5. Sig


    Fair enough. I can appreciate that those types make you angry, me too! At some point I hope you separate that from the technology and people implementing it, who I think you'll find are far more practical and pragmatic. I think you'd find it interesting at the very least.
    #15     Oct 26, 2021
  6. Overnight


    Mr. Fusion™ Home Energy Reactor, man. We NEED that! Ugggg!
    #16     Oct 26, 2021
  7. Sig


    There's a significant portion of the population we can't trust not to put metal objects in their microwave just to see what happens. Do we really want to give them access to that:D
    #17     Oct 26, 2021
  8. Overnight


    Mr. Fusion is not the same thing. Oh, you fucking bait master. Welp, here you go...

    I do not like you, and everyone else at this point, y'all know me too well.
    #18     Oct 26, 2021
  9. DT-waw


    Biden is not a woman you dumbf..k
    #19     Oct 29, 2021
  10. ipatent


    Rolls-Royce secures £450m for mini nuclear reactors venture

    The engineering firm will set up a venture focused on developing small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs, in partnership with investors BNF Resources and the US generator Exelon Generation with a joint investment of £195m to fund the plans over the next three years.

    The government will match the consortium’s investment, which is set to receive a second phase top-up of £50m from Rolls-Royce, with £210m to help roll out the mini nuclear reactors as part of the government’s green 10 point plan to kickstart the green economy over the next decade.

    Ministers hope that the new generation of SMRs will quicker and cheaper to roll out than traditional large-scale nuclear reactors – such as the 3,200 megawatt Hinkley Point C project – which face enormous construction risks, and are prone to spiralling costs and delays.
    #20     Nov 8, 2021