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Old 26th May 2011, 12:17 AM
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I read an article while back that DC current could be used to cover great distances with low power loss. Which is also mentioned in that wiki page.
Well that goes back to the days of Edison vs Tesla, the fundamentals of power distribution prohibit DC distribution, hence the current system of AC power distribution because of it's efficiencies.
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rkd, you might find HVDC interesting.
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Old 26th May 2011, 10:48 PM
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rkd, you might find HVDC interesting.
Indeed I did and I see DC has some attraction and even advantages for electrical energy transfer to market/grid. The grid distribution across large(ish) land areas looks interesting as does the ability to sell power into a large (EU especially) market with the ability convert back to local AC single or poly phase for distribution to consumers. It's also not without its limitations inverter/rectifier technology but that is improving all the time also distribution methods may need consideration.

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I've been reading into this over the last few days and this popped up on a reddit feed:

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"...nuclear power prevented an average of over 1.8 million deaths between 1971-2009 as a result of lower air pollution from reduced coal usage according to NASA"
http://climate.nasa.gov/news/903

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Human-caused climate change and air pollution remain major global-scale problems and are both due mostly to fossil fuel burning. Mitigation efforts for both of these problems should be undertaken concurrently in order to maximize effectiveness. Such efforts can be accomplished largely with currently available low-carbon and carbon-free alternative energy sources like nuclear power and renewables, as well as energy efficiency improvements.

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Old 26th October 2013, 07:47 PM
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A bit off the topic of atheism, but I was curious to see what the opinion of the Australian atheist community was on the prospect of nuclear energy for Australia. This seems an interesting enough discussion topic.

Do you support it? Why, or why not?

Personally, I strongly support it, since, based on all the facts and evidence and information available to me at present show me that it's a well-proven, reliable, scalable, environmentally sound, very safe, and entirely sustainable, clean source of energy which can effectively be used to replace coal-fired generation.

Of course, some new evidence could be presented to me tomorrow which might potentially make me change my mind... but I doubt it.

THANK YOU, Finally someone who sees past the events of failed states running poorly kept power stations and sees reason.
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Old 26th October 2013, 08:57 PM
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Yes it is an interesting spin, I had seen some other ideas similar to this in the past but it made sense from the effectively low (low) CO2 output during a reactors construction, operation and eventual decommissioning. (Including mining and processing.)

Page 49, essentially regarding climate change and so forth but hey NEA.

http://www.oecd-nea.org/ndd/reports/...69-dereg-2.pdf
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It's nice to see so many in favour of nuclear power. Not the alarmist attitudes I am used to seeing when it comes to this topic. It is horrific when weaponised in the MAD sense but it's potential in reducing Carbon emissions is impossible to ignore not to mention the reduction in mining(if mining companies wouldn't try to stop it. They have precious investors profit to protect). Just the handling and transporting of it would be the issue.
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A bit off the topic of atheism, but I was curious to see what the opinion of the Australian atheist community was on the prospect of nuclear energy for Australia. This seems an interesting enough discussion topic.

Do you support it? Why, or why not?

Personally, I strongly support it, since, based on all the facts and evidence and information available to me at present show me that it's a well-proven, reliable, scalable, environmentally sound, very safe, and entirely sustainable, clean source of energy which can effectively be used to replace coal-fired generation.

Of course, some new evidence could be presented to me tomorrow which might potentially make me change my mind... but I doubt it.
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