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Comment: Re:Tax (Score 1) 274

by MrL0G1C (#49366929) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

Renewable energy dominance is inevitable, solar energy is forecast to drop to 2c per kwh vs nuclear's 10c. Nuclear is not getting any cheaper. Wind turbines are getting taller and cheaper because there is a more consistent stronger supply of wind higher up and there is ongoing technical innovation. Wind is already going for under 4c per kwh without subsidy.

This is now:
Texas city opts for 100% renewable energy - to save cash, not the planet

Cheapest solar - SunEdison sells solar PV output at 5c/kWh ...

How Low Can Wind Energy Go? 2.5c Per Kilowatt-Hour Is Just

The relentless fall in renewables cost has a long way to go yet.

Battery prices are also continually falling:
EV Battery Prices -- The Disruptive Drop In Prices Will Continue

Comment: Re:Tax (Score 0) 274

by MrL0G1C (#49366289) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

Tax vehicle owners for the expected Net release of CO2 based on their registered vehicles, and for vehicles that burn fuel: regular emissions check, with mandatory monthly reporting by the vehicle computers, and at least 1 annual check to make sure all emission controls sensors are operational.

That's pretty much taxing fuel the hard way, amounts to the same thing but harder to implement.

Nuclear is dead, I can't be bothered to argue about it. Ten years from now renewable energy will be a fraction of the cost of nuclear and will be the cheapest form of energy worldwide without any need for subsidy. 10 years from now if you suggest we use more nuclear energy, anybody who knows anything will frown at you like you're mad.

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.