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Social Security = Other countries such as Canada are addressing this issue by gradually increasing retirement ages and the age when full benefits kick in. Life expectancy is increasing at 3-4 months per year. There should be a similar shift Can we afford our entitlement promises? How close is the cliff?
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Energy per capita is fairly closely correlated with wealth per capita. Certainly it is possible to organize a society to be several times more efficient with energy but those are decisions are city planning and infrastructure that take many decades Is nuclear power essential to addressing climate change and energy independence?
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To Sharon Squassoni's question about ramping up nuclear build. Not all nuclear reactors need the big containment dome forgings. Candu reactors don't. Areva (france nuclear) is designing reactors that would use a more easily built 300 ton forging. Russia also Is nuclear power essential to addressing climate change and energy independence?
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The question of is nuclear essential is based on some energy decisions and policy going forward. It is only a question of whether more nuclear will be added along with other power additions. Energy policy does not change that fast. Is nuclear power essential to addressing climate change and energy independence?
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Opportunity cost of nuclear power. The choice to develop nuclear power is being made by business and government interests in many countries. Some of those companies such as GE also is a major developer of wind power. If wind power Is nuclear power essential to addressing climate change and energy independence?
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The Greenpeace and RMI claims that renewables like solar and wind can be scaled up faster. This has been stated for decades and not been proven to be true. Many billions per year have been spent in Germany, Spain and Is nuclear power essential to addressing climate change and energy independence?
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