Friday, May 23, 2008

Diaries on Nuclear Energy at DailyKos

David Walters stirred up the debate with Charles Barton by discussing California's wind energy problems while adding in the benefits of nuclear plants. NNadir wrote A Comment On Whether Nuclear Energy Can Save Your Pathetic Butt in which tinhat7 wrote back saying he doesn't think so. Unfortunately for tinhat7, most of the votes agreed with NNadir.

4 comments:

Charles Barton said...

Actually David and I seemed to agree about the problems of wind power in California. The debate was with people who disagreed with David's Daily Kos post. centered around

David called my attention to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) wind data. Since I had previously posted on the California summer wind problems, I generated another post to address problems revealed by the CAISO data.
http://nucleargreen.blogspot.com/2008/05/california-wind-fails-again.html

David posted about the same data on Daliy Kos, and quoted my post. Other people debated with David.

By the way, when are you guys going to link to "Nuclear Green"? I have been up for 6 months. Am I going to have to post pictures of naked women fondling reactors to get you guys to link to my blog?

David Bradish said...

Charles, I think I may have worded the post wrong. I didn't mean that you and Walters were debating each other, I meant Walters (along with your post) were debating the others. We'll get you up on our blog roll. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of a map that shows the footprint of a nuclear power plant compared to windmills providing the same energy? I saw that T. Boone Pickens is proposing a wind farm in Oklahoma that's 400,000 acres!!

David Bradish said...

We have an infographic displaying how much land would be needed from wind or solar to supply the US 20% of its electricity. A nuclear plant requires only one-square mile of land which would be a spec on the infographic. I haven't seen yet a map that has correctly displayed the footprint of a nuclear plant versus a windfarm of equivalent size.