Rolling Blackouts
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(02-16-2021, 04:31 PM)SeeTheLight Wrote: Roughly 33% of the US power grid is still tied to fossil fuels. Natural Gas burns clean anyway and it blows me away that we are not utilizing this clean burning resource more. We have endless amounts and we have so much of it companies for the most part shy away from these types of projects due to the low prices (they still drill them but not to any sizeable scale compared to oil).

I'll never get it but then again I'm just a Geologist in energy so what do I know.

Recent developments in coal burning power plants, have made them almost as clean as the natural gas plants. We have two or three here in Florida, and other than a water vapor from the stack, with very little, if any, precipitate production. The ash they collect from the scrubbers on site is sold for other uses. Over at Crystal River, there is a 'being decommissioned' nuclear plant. They are building a coal-fired plant, or perhaps its natural gas, I don't recall, to replace it. But the facts are that this old nuclear one will take years to scrub up and make clean enough to fully dismantle. I think there is still some core material on site as well and that takes very special handling and storage later, due to thousands of years of deadly radiation that is still being emitted. For the amount of power produced by nuclear, the cost to build the facilities, maintain, and later dismantle with the cost of the fuel, its mining and refining...with all of that, nuclear is really not in the slightest way, cost-effective. It is hugely costly, even if there is not problems in any of the preceding processes.
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Rolling Blackouts - by jovan66102 - 02-15-2021, 05:43 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by Augustinian - 02-15-2021, 05:57 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by austenbosten - 02-15-2021, 05:59 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by austenbosten - 02-15-2021, 05:57 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by SeekerofChrist - 02-15-2021, 06:01 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by jovan66102 - 02-15-2021, 10:07 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by Augustinian - 02-16-2021, 03:58 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by SeekerofChrist - 02-16-2021, 04:19 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by Zedta - 02-16-2021, 04:15 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by SeeTheLight - 02-16-2021, 04:31 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by Zedta - 02-16-2021, 05:22 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by SeeTheLight - 02-16-2021, 06:11 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by SeeTheLight - 02-16-2021, 06:15 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by jovan66102 - 02-16-2021, 06:30 PM
RE: Rolling Blackouts - by Eric F - 02-17-2021, 09:35 PM



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