Canada Doing something Right

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    Small nukes for energy. Us needs to keep up in this emerging tech, for the children of course.
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/nuclear-power-small-modular-reactor-1.5188048
    Canada is positioning itself up to be a leader in a new age of nuclear power by exploring the use of small modular reactors (SMR).
    Renewable energy, such as wind and solar, has increased over the same time, but only enough to make up for the loss of nuclear, which also produces zero emissions — rather than replacing carbon-emitting sources like oil and natural gas. As a result, the IEA says that over the past 20 years, the share of low carbon electricity has remained flat — at 36 per cent.
     
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    Sounds good to me but PC insanity is what Canada is all about.
     
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    This technology was offered to small rural American villages around 10 years ago.

    It was declined due to raging enviros who seemed to like the stink of diesel smoke better than anything with "nuclear" in the name.

    America's loss; Canada's gain.
     
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    Canada is cool. We should be more like Canada.
     
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    There has been no loss of nuclear energy? I would question any article that uses a blatant lie.
     
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    Article states there has been and solar has replaced it meaning a net gain of zero carbon reduction.
     
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    Not in Canada or the USA. In our countries Nuclear reactors produce more power now then they did in past years.
     
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    The demise of US nuclear power in 4 charts
     
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    US nuclear has grown since first coming online. So much so, that today we produce the same amount of power with less nuclear power plants. Yes, if we have demorats in charge, they will do all in their power to make electricity affordable. That would be Solar and Wind power. .
     
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    No, nuclear is not emission free. You have the nuclear waste to deal with. And you will have to show me where these little nukes can match renewables in cost. According to Lazard, nukes still produce electricity at 3 to 4 times the cost of stand alone renewables, at about 5 times the cost of renewables and storage.
     
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