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House Dem. Energy plan

House Dem. Energy plan

House Dem. Energy plan

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Here is a link to energy plan presented by House Democrats
http://energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1560&Itemid=1
Note there is link to summary and full text at the bottom of the page.

Doing text-search of the full document, I find very few references to nuclear.  

I conclude that this represents a continuiation status quo regarding energy policy act of 2005 which provided for incentives/loans for the first round of nuke plants.  i.e. neither an increase in incentives etc from what is already in place legislatively.  Would you agree?

I also noticed something about developing incentives for fossils and nukes to somehow use or recover waste heat rejected.  I'm trying to imagine what kind of technology would be used there. Any ideas?





 

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RE: House Dem. Energy plan

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I also noticed something about developing incentives for fossils and nukes to somehow use or recover waste heat rejected.  I'm trying to imagine what kind of technology would be used there. Any ideas?

topping turbines?? mini-HRSGs??  chillers??



Steven C
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RE: House Dem. Energy plan

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Yes, that makes sense. I guess most things that increase efficiency would reduce waste heat generation per output.  

It just struck me as odd that they would focus on heat rejection rather than efficiency.   It makes it sound as if there some concern about contributing to global warming based on the heat rejected in power plant condensors or something.   

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RE: House Dem. Energy plan

it sure beats new source review!

Steven C
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ThirdPartyInspections.com

RE: House Dem. Energy plan

CHP? see

http://www.chpa.co.uk/

regards, HM

No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary - William of Occam

RE: House Dem. Energy plan

"It makes it sound as if there some concern about contributing to global warming based on the heat rejected in power plant condensors or something."

I see this misconception frequently in blog arguments from anti-nukes.   

RE: House Dem. Energy plan

The 'democrat" (socialist) energy plan is pure propaganda, only issued to send money to their supporters in research and academia.   

The overall intent is to destroy the US economy by throttling future energy development of anything but the "exotic/inefficient/low power/no payback" but ecologically-popular methods.

RE: House Dem. Energy plan

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The press release linked in this thread: thread466-238825: Yucca no more  said that a new strategy for nuclear fuel storage/disposal would be addressed in the new budget plan.  Does anyone see anything about that in the democratic plan?

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