Posted in Economy by Steven Hayward
The worst part about going to that website is that I keep finding pieces that I want to read there. I have lost an hour wandering around it.
We really ought to be building more nuclear power plants. They are so efficient.
And, frankly, they are way-cool looking.
Years ago when I lived in North Carolina there was a nuke plant run by Duke Power. It was off in the distance, and the big cooling towers were quite striking. And on cool mornings when the heat from the cooling towards would condense into steam, the whole spectacle, from a distance, backlit by the rising sun, was ... shall we say, grand?
I have one of those towers north of our house. The plume of steam is nice. The tower is better than the chemical plants or buildings for processing salt at the Morton mine a few miles to the west or power plants in Cleveland.
Coal mines are unlovely and devastating to the landscape. There are ugly little natural gas depots all over northeast Ohio; a friend has one in her back yard. We must have electrical power, even if its production is not lovely. The more efficient production is, the better.
Most people around here do not find cooling towers a grand spectacle, but they do like electricity.
What would you expect from someone from Ohio??
Go Blue! :-)
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