Sunday, May 25, 2014

Are Our Nuclear Power Plants Protected From Al Queda?

Coal-fired plants: The water for the turbines is heated by burning coal, and it is a particularly dirty source of energy. This method releases around 40% of the total U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, about 50% of total particle pollution, and large amounts of other pollutants. When the Clean Air Act of the 1970s was passed, Congress "grandfathered" in older power plants making them exempt from modern regulations. As a result, today most existing power plants use coal, and are between 30-50 years old and are up to 10 times dirtier than new power plants.These plants have been around a long time and will continue to be around a long time. With the growing threat of global warming people are just starting to realize the hidden cost of coal fired electricity.

You don't have to be a to understand this, because I will give you an explanation a twelve year old child can understand. Every human being comes with a shelf life. Mother Nature makes sure we get free radicals in our bodies so we expire when our expiration date comes. Otherwise we would live forever and we all know that can't be.

You can tour the museum and exhibits while learning more about hydroelectric power generation. You might want to take a picnic lunch to enjoy at the beautiful grounds there, but they do have a snack bar for a light lunch and cool drinks.

We kayaked 12 miles from the dam to Willow Beach, an old Indian trading camp. Along the way we encountered flocks of migrating ducks, geese, coots, and larger waterfowl such as herons. It was a beautiful site to see hundreds of them take off from the water and soar along the canyon walls.

By the end of the movie the characters are literally running from...wind. Yes, they are fearful and sprinting to escape...the breeze! It was at this point that I threw up my hands and asked the universe what had happened to the man I once enjoyed so much - M. Knight Shaymalan.

Have I successfully explained WHY it is demagoguery to blame Big Oil for the need for new energy? The truth is the environmental lobby is dead set against any fossil fuels and nuclear power, so if ya wanna know who is responsible for the current mess look to your nearest tree hugger.

One of the most well known pros of the resource is its renewability. Since the resource is basically steam, rainwater that percolates into the rocks of the volcanic field renews what was extracted. You only have to look at Lardello in ltaly which is where the world's first operating geothermal power plant is found. The steam field was first utilized in 1911 and is still producing electricity now.

It's truly a few steps ahead. This company is already lining up massive sales contracts. It'll be common knowledge soon - but right now, it's still being "incubated," as Gates would say.

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