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Old 03-24-2015, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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Where I live, our electricity comes from nuclear power plants. But with the weather, solar would perform better during certain parts of the year. When your solar farm is snow covered for weeks your not getting much.

Are nuclear power plants considered green ?
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Yep. Most comes from Canadian Hydroelectric dams and Seabrook Nuclear Station on the New Hampshire seacoast.
How does this make it green when it takes X many years to dispose of the used nuclear power rods that are still "hot?"
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Yup, none of the electricity in my province, British Columbia, comes from fossil fuels, most of it is run-of-the-river hydroelectricity (which is not ecologically harmless, admittedly). I do not drive, and most of the buses I use are trolley buses that use this electricity to run. I only use fossil fuels when I travel on airplanes to visit my family, when I occasionally travel on ferries, and when I ride on buses that use diesel.
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