Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Te Wahipounamu, South West New Zealand: Japanese Island's anti-Nuclear activists, Germany, sensibly, and with a Plan for Renewables, ENDS Nuclear

Japanese Island's anti-Nuclear activists -

http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=833982 ...

Abolish Nuclear

(See WUaS's Nuclear Science & Engineering, wiki, subject page -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nuclear_Science_and_Engineering -

with an invitation to teach, learn and add).

Nuclear waste is a time bomb forever.


NRC Report: Transformer "explosion" near turbine building at Maryland nuke plant

http://enenews.com/nrc-report-transformer-explosion-near-turbine-building-at-maryland-nuke-plant ...

Abolish Nuclear ...

(Nuclear industries 'clean energy' rhetoric is fascinating - Nuclear waste is so 'dirty').


Germany, sensibly,

and with a plan for renewable energy generation,

closes 8 of 17 of its Nuclear plants!

Good news!

... and will close its remaining 9 nuclear plants by 2022 -


How long until the US and the world follow this sophisticated lead?

Will add article to WUaS's Nuclear Science & Engineering subject

accessible here:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Science :)


How long until California,

with so much SUN,

follows Germany's sensible lead and closes its 2 nuclear plants!

Now, when will the rest of the US and the world follow California's, smart NO NUKES' lead?


Where's California's state plan,

competitive with Germany's plan,

which showed Germany that closing 8 nuclear plants,

and all by 2022,

and planning for renewables,

is feasible,

(and that it would spur innovation,

and solar market opportunities for German companies)?

Wake up California ...

use Germany's plan to further invigorate California sun companies


... will add such plans, if found, to WUaS's Solar page(s)


I suspect California can't follow Germany's plan because CA doesn't have the efficiencies in its energy consumption that Germany has developed since the reconstruction after WWII.


Perhaps, yet there are remarkable solar innovation opportunities for California, too, and/but which Germany will capitalize on in taking this planned, bold move toward eliminating nuclear by 2022 by closing 17 nuclear sites. California's plan to abolish nuclear could also spur California ingenuity in solar renewables, and potentially save California from nuclear catastrophes and the extraordinary costs of forever-nuclear-waste ... Governor Jerry Brown, who wrote a book on solar energy, and who is against nuclear, could send California on a sensible path forever, legally, but outlawing Nuclear as a forever-public-danger. California's competition sets a high bar, and yet to close CA nuclear reactors in earthquake zones, which could ruin Calif forever, makes enormous economic sense.


I'm no apologist for nukes and definitely support a conversion, but look at the demand side. If you look at per capita energy consumption I'm sure you'll find Germany's is far lower which is the point I was trying to make. The bar is much higher for CA to match consumption with production. Micro-efficiencies in every household in Germany exist only in a few 'trendy' green homes in CA at premium prices.


Makes sense & good points ... yet California is much milder in winter ... I've heard that CA's 2 plants - Diablo Canyon and San Onofre, both upwind of LA and San Diego, in the event of a 'Fukushima' - produce about 17 per cent of California's electricity. I'd be interested to read Germany's solar energy output numbers in their plan. If I find this plan I'll add it to World Univ & Sch's some of the following Solar Energy, Nuclear Science and Ocean and Climate Change plan pages (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects) ... I suspect Californians, post 1960s, have also generated similar plans to the German ones ... I wonder where we might find them.


17 %--certainly shows CA's vulnerability. Sheesh.

(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/08/te-wahipounamu-south-west-new-zealand.html - August 30, 2011)

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