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Response to NickB79 (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:19 PM

4. No wonder y'all are so pronuclear

You couldn't objectively analyze something if your life depended on it.

1) goal is to cut pollution and increase energy production

2) solar subsidies consisted only of loan guarantees.

3) solar shake out is about over - global mfg capacity spiked to about 60GW while demand was at 35GW, demand is increasing and a lot of older dirtier capacity has shut their doors. The high profile bankruptcies in China have involved not shutting plants, but writing off foreign debt and transferring equity to local governments hosting the still operating plants.

4) goals for installing solar in-country have steadily escalated, there is no sign of rollback. They still need power and the advantages of distributed generation are especially pronounced there. 24 months ago their goal of installed solar by 2015 was 5GW - as of Jan this year it is 35-40GW (depends on reporting). Their stated reason for latest increase in Jan was to help deal with smog and pollution.

5) Poor nuclear.....

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