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And, of course, that nuclear power is a relatively slow to augment option ... saying "go" now means that it will be a decade or so before new power is being produced.

Hansen/others clearly state that we don't have the decade to wait before changing our ways.

Need to pursue renewable/lower GHG options aggressively -- especially like wind, ocean that have potential for fast moving from conception to operation. Need to be pursuing (aggressively) negawatts.

Need a holistic strategy ... and can't be talking about specific silver bullets in isolation from that totality.

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by a siegel (siegeadATgmailIGNORETHISdotPLEASEcom) on Mon Mar 12th, 2007 at 09:55:28 AM EST
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Energy crisis in 1973, "GO!" in 1974. At that time France almost completely lacked competence in the vital industrial fields of uranium enrichment and heavy boiler work needed for a massive rollout of PWR's. Considering all, it was pretty swift, and it could be done again.

What takes time is energy "reviews" and political bickering.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Mon Mar 12th, 2007 at 11:42:35 AM EST
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