May 4th, 2006

The Energy Crisis

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Statto’s written a piece on solar energy and the energy crisis in general. I almost commented on it, but then I decided I had enough to say to justify my own blog entry. As I see it, here’s the plan to cope with Earth’s immediate energy needs:

  1. Use existing nuclear facilities - possibly new ones, too, while nuclear fuel can be found and while we can find places to bury all the waste (here’s a tip: Finland) - and, if necessary, start burning again the copious quantities of coal we’ve got just lying around while we suss out what to do next.
  2. Suss out what to do next.

Easy. I don’t know why anybody kicks up such a fuss about this whole energy crisis thing!

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