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Nuclear energy has been around for decades, but its safety and the safety of its radioactive waste have always been a political nightmare. Still, some researchers have been redesigning nuclear reactors to make them safer in many ways, but these newer designs have yet to be scaled up and used commercially. Maybe someday nuclear technology will be ubiquitous, but it'll likely take a long time before anyone is willing to embrace fission/fusion energy that doesn't come from the Sun. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    Suzanne Lainson (profile), 21 May 2013 @ 12:44pm

    Decentralized power

    Building plants that generate electricity that is then distributed across a power grid is both inefficient and locks people into a centralized system.

    It is better to create more location-based systems (for example, using solar to run individual housing units).

    Now, you could perhaps have nuclear plants in very isolated, safe areas that use that electricity to create hydrogen that would then power fuel cells.

    And perhaps some day there will be very small nuclear units that power homes or blocks.

    But replacing current oil or gas-fired power plants with nuclear power plants is both costly and less flexible than other options.

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