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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1461

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

RR, railroads. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_rail_transportation_in_the_United_States#Civil_War_and_Reconstruction_(1861%E2%80%931877) This link gives a short history. Both Railways and Airlines are very difficult to make profits in, the reason being each of them has set of restrictions ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?

Hello Everyone, inspired by the movie adaptation thread : Which books or book serious should be turned into a movie, TV show or mini-series? Having just read and/or listened to them recently i start with: 1. "Honor Harrington" Series by David Weber. Very nicely done books, and there are 1...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8895

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/19/977879589/yes-capitol-rioters-were-armed-here-are-the-weapons-prosecutors-say-they-used?t=1641914040147 A few had guns, the ones they caught, many ran away and were arrested later, plenty had offensive weapons that could injure or kill, one Capitol Officer described i...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago (D?) insists schools reopen in person with no testing
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago (D?) insists schools reopen in person with no testing

Is it unbelievable to not require testing? Unclear if that is what you meant. Everything. Her not supporting testing, her not wanting virtual learning. It's just way different that what I expected from her. I'm not saying what she's doing is good or bad as I have zero experience on the topic of sch...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8895

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/19/977879589/yes-capitol-rioters-were-armed-here-are-the-weapons-prosecutors-say-they-used?t=1641914040147 A few had guns, the ones they caught, many ran away and were arrested later, plenty had offensive weapons that could injure or kill, one Capitol Officer described i...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Usually in legislation they use the same things just update the dates and update it to sound more modern. For something truly path-breaking or whatever it is only done when you some kind of disaster, for e.g. when Brexit happened EU did emergency settings and I watched some of it, I read some of it ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1461

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

Large infrastructure projects, those necessary for the development of industry and services within a nation, are almost always orchestrated by governments. Large innovations drivers also very often find their origins in government programs; space exploration, military programs (especially in times ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

There are no document being signed yet hence Germany is expressing their disagreement against to the proposal, according to my understanding. Seems you didn't even read the link I gave, this is what happens when you don't want to read. Both when the 2009 directive and the 2018 Directive, in both nu...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

are you saying politicians and political parties can only be criticized on court? When 26 countries have signed up to a document regarding a policy then there is nothing left to debate. Not 1 or 2 but 26 Governments. And this is for their future, not yours or mine. If you are a European citizen, wr...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

EU is immune from public? Is it something authoritarian? If you have a problem with Germany then take it in the EU court of justice or in EU policy, AFAIK, they always have policy meetings. The European Parliament is the best bet. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/factsheets/en/sheet/68/energy-policy-...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1461

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

I thought most power lines, telegram cables, and railway in 19th century were privately built. Depends actually on which country you are talking about. India, China, Japan, Germany in all these countries they were all built with Govt. money. In fact, still is, although in my country now they want t...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

So why is "Germany's choice" imnune from criticism when consultation and discussion with other members are needed? How do you know what backroom deals were taken place or not. If anybody from the EU members object and they have both the EU and the European Court of Justice where any of th...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1461

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

Why would such government planning be needed for further success when the industralized world weren't developed into today's siccess through government planning? Large infrastructure projects, those necessary for the development of industry and services within a nation, are almost always orchestrat...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Germany is "most competitive" so all choice they made are good and inmune from criticism? Including continued otherwise-avoidable coal usage? Including its opinion in a larger organization where they are just one of many participants? Germany is a the founding member of EU and has made it...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Having any nuclear plants in operation = "put all its eggs in nuclear"? Do I need to explain what "all" mean? Again, Germany's choice. And it is the most industrialized nation in the world. And in fact has been one of the most competitive. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/10/...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Germany's coal retirement date being set to 2036 indicate wind and solar aren't enough for the job at least not until 2036 Again assumptions. Germany would not want to put all its eggs in nuclear as you want to. I would suspect as more and more wind and solar come online and connected to grid that ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1461

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

Why would such government planning be needed for further success when the industralized world weren't developed into today's siccess through government planning? Large infrastructure projects, those necessary for the development of industry and services within a nation, are almost always orchestrat...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Sorry but you're conflating things. I referred specifically to people wanting to occupy former nuclear plant sites. You're talking about migration needs in general. There is evidence for the latter, none for the former. Actually there is evidence of extinctions of civilizations due to loss of water...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

100% yes, absolutely. If the only cost for abundant, zero carbon electricity is setting aside a few hundred acres for a bunker in already-uninhabitable land…totally worth it to me to stave off climate change. It is the German position evidently, which is what this thread is about. Tell me how are y...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1461

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

I think US technology remains quite good. Tesla is a good example. US continues to lead the world in software, law, finance, medical tech. Space. Universities. We will see if that continues. To focus on where the chip fabrication building is located... or the fact China makes a lot of batteries... ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Your question doesn’t make sense logically either as there is no evidence/guarantee that people will want to develop/occupy such no-go sites in 50k years. This is quite different than, say, sea level rise that will require near term mitigation for large coastal population centers. Actually, while t...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 1913

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

The movie version of Michael Crichton's Andromeda Strain was pretty faithful to the book. They switched one male character in the book to a female in the movie but otherwise it was pretty much the book on film. Jurassic Park and Lost World were two more of his books that translated pretty well to f...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7975

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Not different. Someone who is not bad and is not deified and is not vilified. And that will mean getting people in the legislature that are willing to compromise and do "back room deals" etc. Tugg I am not confident conditions exist for having a POTUS like that again. :shakehead: How a pr...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

You do not have to secure nuclear waste for the time frame you state. A good amount of waste material is able to be recycled into new fuel for use in continuing operations to generate power. In ground storage solutions along with further development of how to further use "waste" can addre...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

https://ieefa.org/bnef-unsubsidized-win ... n-sources/

In fact, you should look up the site, gives lot more input about what has been including the new floating sonar which India just signed up for.
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The cheapest has been wind and solar from past few years -

https://ieefa.org/bnef-unsubsidized-win ... n-sources/

In fact, you should look up the site, gives lot more input about what has been including the new floating sonar which India just signed up for.

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

That report is actually decently balanced and looks into the issues confronting nuclear power but it does not say it is bad. (By the way, I don't actually see the 398 page report in the link you provided. I had to find it separately.) Tugg It's on the same webpage, please. Anyways, even after 3 pag...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

And to address the idea that nuclear is terrible for having "government assistance", one can always look to how much goes to renewable energy. This article is so over the top it is almost funny. It is about the costs in the Build Back Better legislation. Definitely unhinged but if one can...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

And to address the idea that nuclear is terrible for having "government assistance", one can always look to how much goes to renewable energy. This article is so over the top it is almost funny. It is about the costs in the Build Back Better legislation. Definitely unhinged but if one can...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Hard data comes in the form of published papers, not a propaganda website where most of the content seems to boost Tesla/EV sales. One of the quoted 'articles' immediately lost credibility due to emotionally loaded language like 'The news isn't pretty' and 'begging for taxpayer money'. Funny how am...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Wind and solar are often not competitive with carbon on a price/MW basis, given geographic and other factors. Nuclear plant construction is obviously a long term investment. Wind and solar also cannot handle future energy demand on their own, depending on the region in play. Your use of all caps an...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1461

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

There just aren't enough American youth interested in STEM to compete long term, and it doesn't help in a society where anti-intellectualism has buried itself to the hilt the last few years. Yeah, because a political decision to undercut wages with H-1B visa holders totally is the policy to ensure ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

So much conflation here. Wildfires are hardly a threat to nuclear plants. M11 earthquake is not a known quantity. And if you are concerned about IPCC forecasts, then you really ought to consider the impact nuclear energy can have on emissions reduction. Why nuclear, when wind and solar can already ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

So much conflation here. Wildfires are hardly a threat to nuclear plants. M11 earthquake is not a known quantity. And if you are concerned about IPCC forecasts, then you really ought to consider the impact nuclear energy can have on emissions reduction. Why nuclear, when wind and solar can already ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/05/a- ... y-winners/
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Those who are proponent of nuclear and nuclear in China somehow fail to say why for 11 years China didn't do any nuclear power.

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/05/a- ... y-winners/

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/10/06/nu ... -industry/
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And there is ample amount of data, first, try and show us this is untrue -

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/10/06/nu ... -industry/

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

So much conflation here. Wildfires are hardly a threat to nuclear plants. M11 earthquake is not a known quantity. And if you are concerned about IPCC forecasts, then you really ought to consider the impact nuclear energy can have on emissions reduction. Why nuclear, when wind and solar can already ...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Ah good, so you are ok with large swathes of land being no-go between 10 to 100k years. 100% yes, absolutely. If the only cost for abundant, zero carbon electricity is setting aside a few hundred acres for a bunker in already-uninhabitable land…totally worth it to me to stave off climate change. No...

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by pune
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The earthquake 11 years ago was M9.0, almost the largest scale one you could get, yet none failed in such situation. Only one plant get destroyed by Tsunami, and even then the number of people killed by the plant in itself, or even by dustant relation like mental stress due to taking shelter from i...

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by pune
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Comment on what exactly? Nuclear waste in the US needs a permanent and safe disposal site, and thanks to Harry Reid we don’t have one. I will say I did find the quote from the one activist saying the waste stays in the environment for “trillions of years” amusing. She just said what was said by IAE...

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by pune
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1461

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

The action for many things has moved to China. The largest car market is now China and they are doing lot of things there. Most legacy auto companies are being left behind, whether it is States or EU. We will see how their economy fares as they manage their real estate bubble and can steal less IP....

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by pune
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1461

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

I don’t think our government should have approved that merger. Military procurement hasn’t been good either. The FAA’s supervision of Boeing wasn’t good. These regulatory weaknesses have caused some bad things to happen. But I don’t think these problems are engineering / tech weaknesses of the USA....

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by pune
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1461

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

I think US technology remains quite good. Tesla is a good example. Where Americans are allowed to innovate, they seem to do well. When the bureaucracy develops to its own logic, it demands government handouts in the name of the "greater good." Rhymes with "going." If you read th...

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by pune
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1461

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

I think US technology remains quite good. Tesla is a good example. US continues to lead the world in software, law, finance, medical tech. Space. Universities. We will see if that continues. To focus on where the chip fabrication building is located... or the fact China makes a lot of batteries... ...

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by pune
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

I think we are drifting a bit here. This thread is about the Germans saying no to nuclear power. It's their country. I'd rather see them spend their capital and engineering knowledge to reduce the impact from all the heavy diesels built in Germany and used on trucks and ships all over the world. Th...

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by pune
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Guessing pv magazine people also don't know what they are talking about, right ??? https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/08/09/solar-challenging-nuclear-as-potential-climate-change-solution/ And guessing even the S&P global have some axe to grind - https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-...

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by pune
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5899

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The article regarding China is quite out of date, it was published in 2019. As of last month, China is moving forward with plans to build 150 nuclear reactors over the next 15 years. What’s more, they’re pursuing R&D and construction of newer generation reactors, which are both safer and more e...

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