Sources: Nature Climate Change, Eurekalert
quote: My view is, keep the nuke plants for baseline and backup, but shift as much as possible to renewables with emphasis on distributed generation and storage (e.g. each house or building supplying part or all of its own needs)
quote: I've worked out the math before
quote: We already know there isn't enough steel, nor concrete to power the world on nuclear.
quote: we could just build some nuclear plants and be done with it.
quote: Wind power sure isnt perfect, but personally I find strip mining, oil spills or coal plants spewing pollution into the air much more of an eyesore.
quote: Wind turbines do have a detrimental effect on birds, but its nothing compared to the amount of bird deaths resulting from pets, cars, aircraft, building collisions, pollution, and habitat loss due to mining and logging.
quote: There is no magic bullet, but business as usual isn't the answer either.
quote: Nuclear power is the most viable electricity generating option we have.
quote: You can't just drop a Nuclear reactor in the middle of a desert without any water for instance.
quote: I'm pretty sure generating heat so it doesn't freeze over isn't much of a problem.
quote: Price remains an issue for high-altitude wind harvest, as helium -- the most convenient gas for floaters -- is growing scarce.