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Old 02-06-2019, 09:03 AM   #4840 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
Nuclear costs even more than coal. Who's going to pay for it?

Wind based on land in the least expensive way to generate electricity, and it is growing faster and faster.

Storage is cheap - even if you use lithium. It pays for itself in a short period of time. Even with conventional sources, we need storage.
There is not that much Lithium in the world. Keep in mind the scale of what we are trying to replace. Half of what we use (from a 2:1 efficiency improvement) for 18 hours would need 136 TWh of batteries. I will let someone else figure out how many 1,000s of GigaFactories this requires to get it all built and then rebuilt every 20 years.
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Things will be much smaller after fossil fuels leave us. Simplify now and beat the rush.
 
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