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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Brawny, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Alright...I'm in school at the moment, so you guys discuss! :yesnod: :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Yeah lets fill Australia with nucler power plants

    Or Nucler powerd plants that eat people


    Meh
    Them big windmills seem good
    And they only place them off the coast
     
  3. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    First, all power plants use the same generators... They ALL have water. The only reason nuclear needs more is because it produces exponentially more power. I'm a bit biased, as I live in Michigan, but all the water used is in a closed loop and the transfer water is routed back into the source.

    Now, back to Government class. mehhhhhh
     
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    I think that says it all right there on how i feel about it....Solar is so much better....we are lookin to make the world BETTER, not destroy it even more.
     
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    personally dont really care what types of energy we use, the world has to evolve in technology and this is how we learn from the better or mistakes, its gonna happen, but on the other hand it would suck if radiation somehow escapes and people suffer for cheap energy, thats pretty selfish and just plain wrong. i say let the world go round and one day(not in our time) our planet will be as advanced as the aliens.....(jk)

    (or am i?)
     
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    Solar panels in my home town
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    Well the quetion really is : How can we maintain our current (global) lifestyle before the consequences of its effects actually force us to change the way we live .
    When really , if we all as individuals used and consumed less and were more resposible , that would be an unbelievable start and maybe give us a better chance to develop the technologies to utilise green energy sources properlly .


    We all seem to want a quick fix that doesnt mean changing or putting any real effort in .

    I dont think nuclear power is the right way forward .
     
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    I think nuclear power is totally the way to go. As long as the radioactive waste is disposed of properly, it's a lot less damaging to the environment than fossil fuels. And the chances of another Chernobyl these days is quite low now they have better safety procedures. And if they ever manage to get sustained nuclear fusion to work, then that would be even better.
     
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    yeah but is that chance worth taking . If nuclear energy plants become common and widespead then the chances of another and more destructive chernobyl like incident happening surely increases ,
     
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    Place power plant in a place that nobody likes
    Like blackpool
     
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    Yeah but im in rhyl so it would probably hit me too , well it is rhyl I spose

    good idea prin
     
  12. DRMARIO

    DRMARIO Controversial.

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    Water power is rarely used nowadays, and it's a shame. It's a great source of power. Generators in our biggest rivers..even oceans? Could produce huge amounts of power.
    I know there's plans to put Generators in the thames, but that might take a while to lift off.
     
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    Ok then
    Errrrrrrr Liverpool ?
    Oh wait it need people to work in it
     
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    Hahaha .......cheap shot

    Actually burgling , shoplifting and mugging is hard graft !

    @drM: yeah I agree there are loads of things that could be done using the elements , its just utilizing it properly
     
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    Narr theyd put imaganrts in there
    There cheaper
     
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    Liverpool, eh? VERY VERY CHEAP SHOT.

    ...And Jack got to my point before me. =(
     
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    Theres a point ?
    Is it over there ?
     
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    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    Waluigi will save me, and leave all you non-believers to suffer the rapture :lol:
     
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    You also get some situated around hills that are generally out of the way but you end up getting the locals pettioning against them as they are unsightly and ruin the aesthics of the countryside .
    I see thier point but if they are efficient then I say bung em up everywhere .
     
  20. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    oh idk. . .

    solar panels are aspensive and you need a but load of them

    wind/hydroelectric power can't work everywhere.

    I think we should just invent fusion, less Nuclear waste than fission and a **** load of energy. :lol:

    Nuclear energy is fairly safe if handled properly. Chernobyl was the result of a moronic mistake. These days they can store Nuclear waste in re-enforced containers that are like super-ultra-strong too.
     

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