I think Graham Buchan had it right with his " Enough already!" Not on
b-a please fellas.
On Behalf Of John Leonard
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: ENERGY - KEEP IT REAL!
Possibly, but not nuclear. Nuclear is completely uneconomical, and has
only had the success it has had because of enormous behind-the-scenes
subsides from governments concerned to use the by-products in their
On 5/17/06, Graham Buchan <> wrote:
> Enough already!
> It is clear that future power needs will have to be supplied from a
> MIX of ALL types of power generation. Realistically for the next 100
> years we will see the existing predominantly coal-based system move to
> a mix of over 50% nuclear, with coal reducing to probably under 25%
> and then the whole raft of
> others - solar, hydro, wind, tidal, bio-fuel etc. France has moved to
> over the past 50 years. Get used to it - there is no free lunch - all
> benefits and costs, including progressively higher dollar costs to the
> The only hope is that nuclear fusion may eventually become feasible
> and economic.
> Graham Buchan