[Greenbuilding] Old Nuclear Power Plants? RE: Give Me Your Old, Your Tired, Your Stinky and Energy Inefficient....

Richard Garbary richard6 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 07:57:08 PDT 2012


Thank goodness our provincial (Ontario) government put a halt to new
nukes. It was projected it would cost $10,800 per kilowatt.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2009/07/15/204378/nuclear-power-plant-cost-bombshell-ontario/

I'm not so sure of the benefits of tankless electric. 10 to 20
kilowatts of additional demand and mostly during peak periods sure
puts a burden on an already stressed grid.  Conventional tank water
heaters demand 1.5 to 4.5 kilowatts. Take the hourly consumption chart
of an electric tankless household and replicate it a million times and
I think the point will be clear. Some of my hourly consumption charts
can be found here:  http://flatteningthecurve.wordpress.com/
I would like to see the hourly charts from a tankless household.

The costs associated with coping with demand loads from tankless water
heaters is greater than the costs associated with thermal losses from
tank type water heaters.






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On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 9:24 AM, Reuben Deumling <9watts at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 6:16 AM, Carmine Vasile <gfx-ch at msn.com> wrote:
>>
>> ...lots of carbon-free energy will be available for at least 4 decades and
>> tankless electric water heaters will continue to be the cleanest, most
>> efficient way to heat water in on grids serve by these nukes.
>
>
> I don't know if you are being facetious here, Carmine, but since you
> addressed this message to the three of us, I'll just say that I despise all
> things nuclear even more than I mistrust energy efficiency. Figuring out how
> not to need most of the electricity we now consume (to me) is a heck of a
> lot easier than figuring out how to live with the consequences of nuclear
> power for hundreds or thousands of generations.
>
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