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Monday, April 28, 2014

 

Obama’s Energy Supply vs. Demand Trainwreck

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Roanoke Times, 4-3-2014,  Opinion Pg 6: Nuclear power is essential to energy reliability
Sama Bilbao y Leon | Bilbao y Leon is an associate professor and director of nuclear engineering programs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
“This winter's severe weather is a reminder that stability of the power grid depends on a diverse mix of generating sources that provides a hedge against supply disruptions and, in turn, price volatility.
But this diversity is at risk. Our country is becoming increasingly reliant on natural gas as a source of electricity production, with new gas plants accounting for 75 percent of all capacity additions since 1995, while the use of nuclear power and especially coal are ebbing.
Yet increasing digital use of electricity is driving up the demand for power. Despite improvements in efficiency, the Energy Information Administration forecasts a need for 339,000 megawatts of new electric capacity by 2040 - and that doesn't include replacing power plants that are being shut down.”
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/commentary/sama-bilbao-y-leon-nuclear-power-is-essential-to-energy/article_e7868886-baa6-11e3-88b5-0017a43b2370.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/02/obamas-nuclear-power-fiasco.html
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The Obama war on fossil fuel and nuclear energy without a plan for reliable replacements plus increased capacity for our additional 2 million population per year is not just short-sighted, it is criminal malfeasance.  The US government has a responsibility to ensure that we have adequate and reliable energy utilities. 
Oh right – when the brown-outs and the black-outs arrive, Obama will be long gone and it will be Bush’s fault!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/10/smart-power-grid-needs-supply.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/global-warming-meets-mother-nature.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/02/roanoke-times-totally-misses-great-vt.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/04/availability-cascades-and-agw-hoax.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/01/obamas-green-energy-gambles.html
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