Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Altnernative Energy

Japan's exports are up but it's trade deficit increased. Mainly because of the fact that it's nuclear power plants are off and it has to import fossil fuels for generating it's power. Prime Minister Abe will ask president Obama to make a better pricing system on LNG gas. Good Luck! The problem president Obama has is that the anti nuclear power lobby is so strong in the U.S. now. but the pro nuclear lobby hasn't gone anywhere either. So my guess is that the U.S. will try and push Japan to turn it's nuclear power plants back on to try and reprove the failed myth that nuclear power is safe. They'll probably even try and push Japan to build more nuclear power plants. My best guess is that Japan will turn back on it's nuclear power plants to try and reduce it's trade deficit while it is trying to turn around the economy by increasing exports. If all of the people who are really against nuclear power had invested in solar power it could have been different. It's easy to say you are against nuclear power. But nothing will really change as people continue to use energy without any other alternative. If more Japanese co.s and residential users had installed solar panels. And if the Japanese government had immediately invested in other alternative energy sources (geothermal, hydro electric, wind, wave, etc.) things could have been different. But Japan has come full circle and it is back in the same situation as it was in the 1970's when it first succumbed the U.S. nuclear power industry. I'm doing my best to install solar panels. I've put in 10 kw and I'm planning on many many more as financing permits. Immediately next month another 10kw. I'm sad to say that the Japanese government request for low priced LNG will fall on deft ears to president Obama. Because it is not in the interest of moving the world to cleaner energy. If anything the price of LNG will be increased. So I'm very sad to say that the Japanese nuclear power plants will probably be turned back on and Japan will enter into its next stage of nuclear power generation. With undoubtedly new nuclear power plants that will be proposed to replaced the already outdated older ones. I don't think that people who use energy have the right to complain about nuclear power plants and their dangers. I think that those that don't use any energy do have a right to complain. But the only way that would be possible would be if one were totally disconnected from the modern world. You'd have to live like a caveman on top of a mountain in a complete primal state to have not consumed electric energy in some fashion or other. Meaning that even if you live in the dark your shirt that you wear on your back was produced using a sewing machine that probably used electricity. So there really is no way of not being responsible for nuclear power unless you were to live a complete an utter primal existence. Then you would have the right to complain about nuclear power. But complaining is complaining. Doing something that you can about it is much better! Such as installing solar panels or other alternative energy sources if you have any means. Choosing to give your business to those co.s that have installed alternative energy sources. Writing to those co.s that haven't and complaining to them for not doing so. etc. etc.

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