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RE: California power ... unplugged.
> Sorry, but nukes are clean and safe. Sure people have died from nukes, > but millions have died from producing coal for plants. Why do we build Hear in the land of the Tennessee Valley Authority, home to Oak Ridge and power producing nuke plants, electricity is plentiful, but a large percentage of it is Hydro and Coal. Nuke plants are expensive to build and operate, mostly due to red tape and 'job program' hiring practices. Either way... there is both electricity and connectivity here, lots of fiber on the railroad tracks. To bad Tennessee taxes and tax practices on telecommunications and internet services make me wish I was elsewhere. My point... Nuke plants are expensive. Check out Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. It sets records for costs of construction and operation. We need more power/heat efficient equipment, efficient cooling systems and better designed buildings. Luckily, the equipment is getting smaller, and used less energy for more functionality and power. --Mike--