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a tragic ending...

21 comments, 263 views, posted 7:04 pm 09/02/2012 in TV, Movies & Reviews by bradpitt
bradpitt has 3017 posts, 1695 threads, 0 points

A campaign from energy company Ecotricity. Featuring the hapless crumbling cooling towers of the 'Big Six' UK energy utilities, the campaign evokes the idea of abandoning an outdated energy system that is doing more harm than good.


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7:08 pm 09/02/2012

tricpe

My first idea was to play "loves me, loves me not" with those windmills...

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7:38 pm 09/02/2012

my69pickup

now thats someone with a very open mind.. and a funneh bone...

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7:49 pm 09/02/2012

z0phi3l

So sad they are deluded into thinking wind will ever be as good, efficient, or as cheap as nuclear. no "alternative" fuel will ever meet those three criteria, ever, because they suck, the greens know it, anyone with half a brains knows it, and yet they insist on pushing that crap onto us

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9:50 pm 09/02/2012

backroom

Quote by z0phi3l:
So sad they are deluded into thinking wind will ever be as good, efficient, or as cheap as nuclear. no "alternative" fuel will ever meet those three criteria, ever, because they suck


Do they suck more or less than seafood from the western pacific?

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10:13 pm 09/02/2012

Flee

Quote by z0phi3l:
So sad they are deluded into thinking wind will ever be as good, efficient, or as cheap as nuclear. no "alternative" fuel will ever meet those three criteria, ever, because they suck, the greens know it, anyone with half a brains knows it, and yet they insist on pushing that crap onto us


That's right. Don't ever bother changing anything because its too hard.

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10:19 pm 09/02/2012

backroom


And never forget that cheaper = better.

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10:32 pm 09/02/2012

Quaektem

Although I don't think wind or solar is ever going to be an effective replacement for coal and uranium power I am all for researching and investing in new sources for energy. One that I would love to see some serious research into is Thorium, it's three times more abundant than uranium, produces much less radioactive waste and reacts a much lower temperature virtually eliminating the risk of a melt-down. It can also be used in existing uranium-based plants.

It's not perfect, but even at this stage of the game it's a viable, reliable option.

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10:33 pm 09/02/2012

backroom

Quote by Quaektem:
It's not perfect, but even at this stage of the game it's a viable, reliable option.


Nothing ever is.
The trick is finding the happy medium between safe and cost effective.

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10:36 pm 09/02/2012

Quaektem

Don't forget reliable.

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10:37 pm 09/02/2012

Flee

Its about being more efficient. With the new advances in nano tech we will be able to make things with crazy precision. Make things require less power, so solar/wind are more viable.

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10:41 pm 09/02/2012

Flee

My watch is a good example of being efficient. Solar powered, the battery has been tested up to 20years(so far) and is running at 80%. If power levels drop, the second hand will only tick every 2 seconds to save power.

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10:41 pm 09/02/2012

backroom

Quote by Quaektem:
Don't forget reliable.


You are going to put them out of business if they do not get to replace componants.
Why do you think laptop power supplies cost so much.

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10:43 pm 09/02/2012

Flee

Because China controls 98% of the worlds rare metals and has slowly been cutting back on exports??

http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/12/28/china.drops.rare.metal.exports.by.27.percent/

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11:12 pm 09/02/2012

Quaektem

Quote by Flee:
Its about being more efficient. With the new advances in nano tech we will be able to make things with crazy precision. Make things require less power, so solar/wind are more viable.



Wind and Solar can not exist independent of gas, coal or nuclear power. The electrical grid needs replacement power for times the wind doesn't blow or when it's night time or overcast. You want it as a supplemental power source, that's fine but we need to be serious about finding a real replacement energy source.

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11:14 pm 09/02/2012

Quaektem

I wish Tesla was still around, he was working on some remarkable ideas, imagine what he could come up with with today's technology.

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11:22 pm 09/02/2012

backroom

Quote by Quaektem:
Wind and Solar can not exist independent of gas, coal or nuclear power.


Storage batteries.
Just need to generate in excess of demand.
Plenty of homes are off the grid completely relying only on solar/ wind. If it can be done one by one there is no reason it can not be done as a whole.

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11:46 pm 09/02/2012

Quaektem

remember that rare metal thing? Not to mention the replacement cost for current batteries.

Now, if they improve battery technology we may get somewhere with solar and wind. I doubt batteries will be a grid-based solution simply because of the massive amounts of power required, but on a local level? Sure.

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12:04 am 10/02/2012

Viscera

Quote by Quaektem:
I wish Tesla was still around


that band wasn't that good, although I did like "love Song"

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12:14 am 10/02/2012

Quaektem

Don't make me smite you.

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12:45 am 10/02/2012

backroom

First...
If it always comes down to how much does it cost we will never advance.
The technology is there. Costs do not come down until widw acceptance and increased manufcturing.
Second...
If everyone is removed from the grid there is no longer a need for said grid. It would all be on a local level. Something happening in Chicago would be localized to Chicago and not affect 60% of the rest of the country.

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12:49 am 10/02/2012

Quaektem

Quote by backroom:
If everyone is removed from the grid there is no longer a need for said grid. It would all be on a local level. Something happening in Chicago would be localized to Chicago and not affect 60% of the rest of the country.


Oh gods, if only that philosophy could be applied to government!

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