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Comment: Re:'Decommissioning' is a made-up scenario (Score 1) 235

by Stuarticus (#48505417) Attached to: Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source
What? Your logic here is totally faulty.
A: Are you arguing for State control of all nuclear facilities, I'd guess by your general attitude that would be a massive no-no ideologically.
B: Using something you literally have no idea how to repair/replace dispose of adequately is the clear example of a disposable culture, wind turbines are made of pretty easily recyclable components.

America no longer makes things because some idiot thought it was a better idea to have a virtual slave working in China than have Hank next door make a decent living.

Comment: Re:'Decommissioning' is a made-up scenario (Score 1) 235

by Stuarticus (#48504913) Attached to: Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source
Water and sewage plants are usually public utilities so the owner is less likely to flee without paying the clean up costs (or sell it to a third party who tragically go bust shortly after leaving no liability for the previous owner), plus the pollution they generate is significantly less toxic.

Comment: Re:It will never work (Score 1) 235

by Stuarticus (#48478173) Attached to: Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source
As a Scotsman I should advise you no to assume "notoriously inhospitable" towards you doesn't mean to everyone. If you reference was more to the weather it's probably worth pointing it that our winters here are milder than those in most of North America, it's about the same temperature here today as it is in Houston, so warmer than most of the rest of America. Electricity costs are higher than in America, but funnily enough building new infrastructure is quite expensive - I believe it's called investment. If it's choice between paying slightly more and risking the stability of the planet then I'm probably willing to pay a bit more.

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton

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