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I have more than 12 years experience researching and analyzing all aspects of the global electric power industry. I am passionate about finding the best path foward for a secure and sustainable...

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  • Feb 5, 2021

New report by Dutch/Czech governments find:

- Solar/Wind requires 150x - 500x more land than nuclear

- Solar/Wind cost 4x more than nuclear

- 100% Solar/Wind in Netherlands would require 1.8x land space of Netherlands.

It's time we focused on realistic solutions (nuclear) to reach carbon neutrality. 

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Bob Meinetz on Feb 5, 2021

"It's time we focused on realistic solutions (nuclear) to reach carbon neutrality"

Wonderful, Mary. Keep fighting the good fight.

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Mary Davis on Feb 5, 2021

Thank you, Bob. It seems like politicians and corporate interests are pushing "solutions" that won't get us where we need to get to. Wind and solar can be *part* of the solution, but they will not get us to our carbon targets.

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Bob Meinetz on Feb 8, 2021

It does seem that way, doesn't it? Paradoxically, nuclear is a tough sell not because it's un-economical, but because it's too economical - it doesn't consume the fuel, or require the hardware, that drives corporate profit.

If the business of energy continues to reward consumption, fighting climate change is a lost cause.

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