Economist, author, and advisor to governments
told an agent of the world's largest uranium field operator
at a conference of global investors that there's no business
future in nuclear power.
I don't spend much time on nuclear technology, unless somebody asks
me about it, because frankly from a business perspective, I think
the video, followed by more transcript and discussion.
Nuclear power was pretty well dead in the water in
the 1980s after Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. It had a comeback.
The comeback was the industry said "we are part of the solution for
climate change because we don't emit CO2 with nuclear; it's
polluting, but there's no CO2".
Your children’s education at stake —Sam Allen, FVCS, 7 July 2011
No school consolidation,
Press Conference, Friends of Valdosta City Schools (FVCS),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 July 2011.
Videos by John S. Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
Google has published an
analysis of the economic benefits of renewable
energy innovation. It has concluded that even a five year lapse without
a national clean energy policy would
cost the United States an aggregate
US$2.3-3.2 trillion in unrealized GDP gains and 1.2-1.4 million net jobs.
Note “one of the largest solar arrays in Georgia” instead of
Mayor Fretti’s “the largest array in the state of Georgia”.
This is because Pete Marte of Hannah Solar had to correct what the mayor said.
But the mayor promised to make this one bigger if somebody
else leapfrogged it, so time to get cracking!
Back to the WCTV article:
The $1.4 million Wiregrass Solar project was built on two acres of land,
which will produce 350-thousand kilowatts per hour of electricity annually
for the next 30 years.
On average that will come out to about nine cents per kilowatt hour.
The city says solar is the future and on Thursday it lit the way.
There are 1,100 solar panels here, but organizers say the most surprising
part is it took 18 months to find financing, but it only took five days
If you’re wondering what made Valdosta such a popular spot to build the
solar arrays, the company, Hannah Solar says it was the attraction of
the Wiregrass Biomass plant and…
“The second is the sun. We get some incredible sun down here in Valdosta
and it’s a longer solar day because we’re farther south,” said Hannah
Solar CEO Pete Marte.
The man who knows more about doubling rates than anyone else in the world
(he accurately predicted computers winning at chess and the Internet,
including the correct dates),
Ray Kurzweil, interviewed by Lauren Feeney on PBS:
One of my primary theses is that information technologies grow
exponentially in capability and power and bandwidth and so on. If you
buy an iPhone today, it’s twice as good as two years ago for half that
cost. That is happening with solar energy — it is doubling every two
years. And it didn’t start two years ago, it started 20 years ago. Every
two years we have twice as much solar energy in the world.
Think about how fast the Internet has grown in the 21st century.
That’s what he’s talking about: from unknown to TV news anchors
to facilitating multiple revolutions in weeks. He continues:
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