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Old 06-02-2017, 11:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The only tech the US is going to miss out on will be thorium nuclear reactors. Only because of public fear and ignorance towards anything nuclear. No treaty or accord is going to change that.

The US is still number 1 by far the most prolific geothermal producer.
US is the number 1 wind power producer ahead of china, as of a few years ago, they may have surpassed the US.
The US was the top hydroelectric power producer for decades, but has been surpassed by Canada, china and brazil, but we cant build any more hydroelectric dams here. US hydroelectric has actually been trending down the last 20 years because of growing demand for water.
The US is one of the top solar power producers neck and neck with japan and Germany, china is number 1 but that's where all the panels are made there because they can make them the cheapest of anyone due to having rice cheap labor, no environmental regulations or concerns for worker safety.

What would the US be missing out on exactly?

1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
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