[ RadSafe ] [New post] Seattle City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to replace the city’s nuclear power with wind and solar.

Brad Keck bradkeck at mac.com
Sat Jun 4 16:53:48 CDT 2016

My local power company will let you buy “renewable power” which comes of course over the same wires that carries other electricity.

The idea is a consumer can buy her electricity through the source of her choosing.  I don’t know how the kWh’s sold in this manner compare to the kWh's that are actually produced to the grid by wind and solar sources, but it seems to be a popular idea.  I wonder if the nuclear power industry is missing a marketing opportunity here, either to have a “nuclear option ;}  “  on the power bill, or at least to join in the marketing of low carbon generation as a power source.  

Maybe someday we’ll get a menu with our power bill (estimates from Wikipedia):    coal-7c/kWh, natural gas - 9.5c, nuclear - 10c, wind - 8c, and solar - 23c.    I think this would be clarifying for most people trying to sort out the cost of a low carbon world……     Of course there is only so much of each of these to go around but at least the average person would see a choice with a consequence….   


> On Jun 3, 2016, at 5:58 AM, Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com> wrote:
> Guess Seattle wants to live in the dark - the Council member who
> introduced this is a "Socialist" and strong Bernie Sanders Supporter -
> she has Twitter page -
> Roger Helbig
> Seattle City Council unanimously voted Tuesday (6/1) to replace the
> city’s nuclear power with wind and solar.
> by Christina MacPherson
> The measure was sponsored by  council member Kshama Sawant, who claims
> the unanimous vote means the city is “taking a stand against nuclear
> energy.” Sawant was supported by activists from the state’s chapter of
> Physicians for Social Responsibility and other environmental groups.
> These activists allege that Columbia Generating Station, the reactor
> Seattle gets power from, is unsafe and vulnerable to earthquakes.  The
> Daily Caller , 2 June 16
> Christina MacPherson | June 3, 2016 at 5:47 am | Categories: general |
> URL: http://wp.me/phgse-nOI
> http://nuclear-news.net/2016/06/03/seattle-city-council-unanimously-voted-tuesday-to-replace-the-citys-nuclear-power-with-wind-and-solar/
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