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Why California May Go Nuclear

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Last week, a California state legislator introduced an amendment to the state’s constitution that would classify nuclear energy as “renewable.” If the amendment passes, it would likely result in the continued operation of the state’s last nuclear plant, Diablo Canyon, well past 2025, its current closure date.

Diablo generates 9% of California’s electricity and 20% of its clean, carbon-free electricity. It is also the most spectacular nuclear plant in the world, made famous by an employee’s photo of a humpback whale breaching in front of the plant.

“I’m not going to argue it’s not a long shot,” said the legislation’s sponsor, Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham. “But we can’t make a serious dent in slowing the warming trend in the world without investment in nuclear power.”

If Governor Gavin Newsom decides to support the legislation it would likely become law and Diablo Canyon could continue operating to 2045 or even 2065.

“No more spreading junk science,” Newsom tweeted yesterday. “There is no planet B — there’s only this one for us.”

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22 Comments on "Why California May Go Nuclear"

  1. Kenz300 on Tue, 3rd Sep 2019 10:30 am 

    Nuclear energy is too expensive and too dangerous to survive.

    Wind and solar are safer, cleaner and cheaper.

    Cheaper WINS !

  2. Dredd on Tue, 3rd Sep 2019 2:01 pm 

    Addiction … it’s not just for hypes anymore.

  3. Sissyfuss on Tue, 3rd Sep 2019 2:11 pm 

    California will go nuclear when they are being bombed by DC DS. I just hope their nukes don’t malfunction over flyover land. That will train alot more missiles at them with alacrity.

  4. supremacistmuzziemonkey on Tue, 3rd Sep 2019 4:11 pm 

    supertard sis told uppertard to ban me

  5. ANAL REAPER on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 4:53 am 

    California is a failing state full of stupid liberals.

  6. Stupid juanpaultard socks on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 5:25 am 

    ANAL REAPER on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 4:53 am California is a failing state full of stupid liberals.

    juanpaultard, you been outed muzziecunt

  7. Robert Inget on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 8:20 am 

    Narcissists NVER admit mistakes.

    (IMO) Trump ACTING crazier.

    His business and tax returns made public will undermine his entire shtick. This may be why he is acting more unhinged than usual.

    Even Trump must know Alabama is not an East Coast State

    Donald Trump has insisted he is right – and meteorologists are wrong – over his repeated claim Hurricane Dorian could strike parts of Alabama.

    Forecasters, including the government’s own National Weather Service, were forced to correct the US president after he warned in a tweet on Sunday morning that Alabama would “most likely” be hit by the record-breaking tropical storm, which is currently devastating the Bahamas.

    “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east,” the NWS tweeted.

    Three other states – Florida, South Carolina and Georgia – are all ordering part or full evacuations of their coastal areas and North Carolina has declared a state of emergency, but there are no evacuation orders in place in Alabama.

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  9. Davy on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 9:22 am 

    “Donald Trump has insisted he is right – and meteorologists are wrong – over his repeated claim Hurricane Dorian could strike parts of Alabama.”

    bob, it could go on shore through Georgia and get Alabama especially in the south as a tropical storm. You liberal whiners get all cock fluffed over nothing. Trump is an old man like you so of course he is going to talk out his ass. All you old guys do. This is why we need a young moderate progressive in the WH.

  10. Davy on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 9:23 am 

    while Dorian is not forecast to do that a Atlantic storm could hit Alabama is my point.

  11. Davy on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 9:32 am 

    I am spending less time on this lame unmoderated forum to concentrate on my own blog. In case anyone really cares.

  12. JuanPaultard ID theft on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 9:43 am 

    Davy on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 9:32 am

    I am spending less time on this lame unmoderated forum to concentrate on my own blog. In case anyone really cares.

  13. Robert Inget on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 10:32 am 

    Trump Issues NEW sanctions on Iran.

    The United States imposed sanctions on Iran’s civilian space agency and two research organizations on Tuesday, saying they were being used to advance Tehran’s ballistic missile program.

    The U.S. Treasury sanctions targeted the Iran Space Agency, Iran Space Research Center and the Astronautics Research Institute, according to a statement on its website.
    “The United States will not allow Iran to use its space launch program as cover to advance its ballistic missile programs,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

    He said Iran’s Aug. 29 attempt to test a space launch vehicle underscored “the urgency of the threat.”

    The United States has warned Iran against rocket launches, fearing the technology used to put satellites in orbit could help it develop the ballistic missile capability needed to launch nuclear warheads. Tehran denies its activity is a cover for such development.

    On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump posted on Twitter a photo of what appeared to be the site of a failed Iranian satellite launch.

    “These designations should serve as a warning to the international scientific community that collaborating with Iran’s space program could contribute to Tehran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon delivery system,” Pompeo said.

    (Meanwhile)
    Iran won’t talk unless ALL sanctions are dropped.

  14. Robert Inget on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 10:36 am 

    On topic:
    California better take heed of Iranian sanctions.
    They may be NEXT.

    Davy,
    Folks in Alabama actually BELIEVED Trump and began to panic.

  15. Davy on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 1:08 pm 

    “Davy, Folks in Alabama actually BELIEVED Trump and began to panic.”

    got a link? I would like to read about that and what outlet posted it.

  16. Sissyfuss on Wed, 4th Sep 2019 7:59 pm 

    Trump as King Cyrus is trying to save Israel from becoming a nuclear wasteland. But I hope he doesn’t nuke Alabama to save it from the hurricane.

  17. Robert Inget on Thu, 5th Sep 2019 10:09 am 

    Summary of Weekly Petroleum Data for the week ending August 30, 2019

    U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 17.4 million barrels per day during the week ending August 30, 2019, which was 27,000 barrels per day less than the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 94.8% of their operable capacity last week. Gasoline production decreased last week, averaging 10.3 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production decreased last week, averaging 5.2 million barrels per day.

    U.S. crude oil imports averaged 6.9 million barrels per day last week, up by 976,000 barrels per day from the previous week. Over the past four weeks, crude oil imports averaged about 6.9 million barrels per day, 12.5% less than the same four-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports (including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components) last week averaged 717,000 barrels per day, and distillate fuel imports averaged 126,000 barrels per day.

    U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) decreased by 4.8 million barrels from the previous week. At 423.0 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are at the five year average for this time of year. Total motor gasoline inventories decreased by 2.4 million barrels last week and are about 3% above the five year average for this time of year. Finished gasoline inventories remained virtually unchanged while blending components inventories decreased last week. Distillate fuel inventories decreased by 2.5 million barrels last week and are about 6% below the five year average for this time of year. Propane/propylene inventories increased by 2.9 million barrels last week and are about 14% above the five year average for this time of year. Total commercial petroleum inventories decreased last week by 4.9 million barrels last week.

    Total products supplied over the last four-week period averaged 21.7 million barrels per day, up by 1.6% from the same period last year. Over the past four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied averaged 9.7 million barrels per day, up by 0.9% from the same period last year. Distillate fuel product supplied averaged 4.0 million barrels per day over the past four weeks, down by 5.7% from the same period last year. Jet fuel product supplied was up 1.9% compared with the same four-week period last year.

  18. Robert Inget on Thu, 5th Sep 2019 10:15 am 

    That last paragraph is what should interest ‘peak oilers’ . A wet spring, tariffs held back farmers in 2019. If beans, wheat, corn is being grown in South America instead of US for Chinese consumption, SA farmers will be using more diesel, not nearly bankrupt American farmers.

  19. Robert Inget on Fri, 6th Sep 2019 9:55 am 

    “As much as 90% of world energy use comes from fossil sources. Meanwhile in 2017, only 0.7% of global energy use derived from solar power and 1.9% from wind. So why is the long-anticipated transition to renewable energy not materialising?

  20. Green People's Media on Fri, 6th Sep 2019 8:49 pm 

    Actually *on topic*

    “Of the ten largest uranium mines in the world (Mc Arthur River, Ranger, Rossing, Kraznokamensk, Olympic Dam, Rabbit Lake, Akouta, Arlit, Beverly, and McClean Lake), by 2020, six will be depleted, two will be in their final stages, one will be upgrading and one will be producing.[52]”

    52 “The largest producing uranium mines in 2006” (PDF). Compass Resources NL. 2007-08-09. p. 9 of 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2008-05-04.

    (Wikipedia entry on “peak uranium”)

    So much for that infinite resource on a finite planet thing.

  21. Seaharvester on Sat, 7th Sep 2019 12:50 pm 

    Green People – “by 2020” means in 15 weeks uranium production will collapse. At least, that’s the inference you want us to make, right? But how come no one in the nuclear industry is worried? Why is it all the operating reactors are happily refueling as needed, and are having no problems finding fuel at all, yet we are nearly to 2020, 11 years after the publishing of your reference?
    I’m thinking, maybe, your reference author is biased against nuclear power, maybe, and as a result of this bias, maybe, accuracy is taking a back seat. Maybe the information left out by the author is critical to drawing a correct conclusion?

    Propaganda. The art of manipulating the many the many to benefit the few. At the expense of the many. At the expense of truth.

    Google coal industry funding behind the early US anti nuclear movement and see where that takes you.

    Who benefits the most from blocking nuclear power?

    The truth is, many of the world’s most powerful and wealthy people own or control our oil, gas etc. resources and really, really would like us to have no other option but to keep burning this stuff for energy. We are their victims.

    The sad, sad truth is a transition to a carbon free economy is not even as difficult as these people would have you believe.

    Liquid anhydrous ammonia is currently sold for about 35 cents/gal. Industrial, large scale production is well understood. Until recently, Norway had an ammonia plant that operated of cheap hydro power profitably. It is not necessary to produce ammonia from natural gas, it is just marginally cheaper to do so.

    Ammonia works fine as a fuel for internal combustion engines. Burning it produces water vapor and nitrogen gas as a byproduct. No carbon dioxide, no carbon monoxide released at all.

    Ammonia is lighter than air and has been used as an inexpensive lift gas. Inside a leak is dangerous, but outside it rises. It needs to be kept at a mild pressure, so ammonia tanks must be built to hold 250 lbs pressure, although it does not reach that pressure under normal conditions.

    Ammonia is toxic, so is gasoline. Gasoline is also carcinogenic due to aromatic content.

    Trucks, tractors, mining equipment, jets etc. can be designed to run on ammonia. The ammonia can easily be produced by use of electricity. The science to do so is over 100 years old. No research is needed to produce at any scale necessary. The carbon free electricity is available in the industrial amount necessary through nuclear baseload power.

    What is now happening with humanity is utterly tragic and was entirely preventable. I think the majority of the public is so mislead by misinformation that the proper questions to ask can’t even be framed.

    Greed, fear and insecurity will be the end of us.

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