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[–] Runaway-White-Slave 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

To implement solar on a large scale is to transfer wealth from massive; oil, coal, and nuclear based corporations, which is probably the main reason it hasn't already happened here. I refuse to believe solar technology isn't capable of handling all our needs, it's just a fact the massive corporations controlling power aren't going to switch over until they have to.

It's like the oil thing, we're not really hurting for it, but we'll deplete all the resources of other countries before we rely on our own or hybrid technologies. It's also a strategic military issue, if the Middle East is no longer loaded with oil it really diminishes their ability to gain any kind of ground militarily. Though their ground invasion into Europe is pretty damn effective given "liberal" insanity.

Thorium needs to be a bigger thing and more well known, but with that you don't get all the spare nuke material to make bombs with. Sad though, Thorium was the original nuclear technology and was safer, it just didn't benefit the MIC so it never went anywhere.

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[–] MannKepetry 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

thorium is nice but in the long run fusion will be the first choice. there is ITER and there are really interesting results expected from Wendelstein 7x very soon

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[–] ruck_feddit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Solar technology alone is not capable of handling all our needs. It'd be great if it did, but there's really no argument necessary. It's just too bad a solar farm takes over 10x the footprint of a single coal plant to produce the same amount of power in a prime sunny location, and there's no way to store that power for a rainy day. You know this already though. Also, I was under the impression Thorium was cold fusion, and we all know how claims of cold fusion always turn out... That "powered for 100 years" Thorium car article has been thoroughly debunked.

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[–] the_magic_man [S] 6 points 5 points (+11|-6) ago 

Interesting to see China leading on this

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[–] GnosticPizza 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

Solar power is good for remote areas that don't have access to the grid, China has a lot villages that are like that. More interesting is their push to build Nuclear Reactors for energy consumption along the coast for their high pop cities.

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[–] B3bomber 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Really? You think the government is completely unaware of how bad pollution fucks up the population (all of them, rich and poor)? They ultimately want to get away from coal as fast as possible.

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[–] gr8b8itm8 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Can china even see the sun through all its pollution?

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[–] Mr_Wolf 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes.

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[–] MannKepetry 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago 

as china is moving out of the industrial phase the sky is clearing up again. meanwhile the usa is actively seeking to become the new toxic landfill and smog bowl

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[–] gr8b8itm8 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

in what way? i agree that solar is a fantastic source of energy but can it actually keep up with coal? can it produce the same amount of energy as coal does? or any other *toxic form of energy?

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[–] speedisavirus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

False story. The US isn't "moving" towards coal.

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[–] Cheesebooger 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

If the US is moving towards coal then why aren't any miners working yet? I live in coal country and nothing is happening

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[–] teatime 4 points 0 points (+4|-4) ago 

Can't wait for America to become a developing country because of corruption.

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[–] Sour 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

It will be when the dollar crashes, fuck that place, got tired of subsidizing niggers.

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[–] MannKepetry 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

i wonder where all the trillions from the financial crisis went.

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[–] ComedicGoat 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

It’s the world’s biggest Ponzi scheme at this point. Bigger than even whatever Buffet could ever dream of.

I don’t see how people celebrate solar as the saviour of the environment, manufacture of the panels themselves produce a large amount of toxic wastes and require the input of severely poisonous materials that have to be dumped somewhere.

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[–] goatsandbros 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

I gues CCTV has bought an interest in CBS.