We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Our power comes from the Limerick Power Station, a twin tower nuclear power plant. Started delivering electricity in 1986, has worked fine ever since. There is something fundamentally wrong when people have solved a problem, then invent reasons to shun the solution. Some of the blame can be placed at the feet of our beloved Jane Fonda and her movie, China Syndrome, scared the whole country, as planned. Nuclear is the only real, long term solution.
I have solar 4 years and love having it.
1. don't have to wait for others to decide nuclear or what.
2. cut my electricity costs to nothing (and I am now heating with electric!)
3. I like selling my extra solar to the utility.
4. planning on Tesla battery for house so I can store my own.
No loss of transmission energy.
Go Solar on your house and don't wait for others to decide for you!
Did you forget about the money you paid for the system? If you paid cash you lost the interest you could have earned as well as the use of that money for other things. You paid for 25 years of electric up front. If you financed you're likely paying the bank more every month than you paid the electric company.
You have forced the rest of us to share in the real cost of your solar through tax rebates
The electric company is forced to pay retail for your solar. The rest of us have to subsidies your power.
If you still have wires running from your house to the grid you're not solar at all. Throw your main off and get back to us 24 hours from now. But you wont be able to too because your house will be dark and quiet.
The reason we aren't building more nuclear power plants is that there is no political constituency to boost it and to gain from it.
Sure, a majority of the public are supportive but they aren't the decision-makers who put up the cash. They aren't the bureaucrats who make the environmental, legal, and financial rules. And they aren't the congress people who could arrange the playing field to make new nukes worthwhile to investors.
Increasing popularity to a degree to make a difference is a long lead time effort. I'm afraid that most Baby Boomers react to "nuclear" anything as they would a snake