Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Why France Chose Nuclear Energy

I favor the development of more domestic nuclear power plants.
My only purpose here is to shed light on why the French chose nuclear so long ago.

For decades, the French have safely generated the very large
majority of their electricity through nuclear energy.

Frontline exaggerated (but not by much)
the reason why France chose nuclear:
“France had [in 1973] and still has very few natural energy resources. It has no oil, no gas and her coal resources are very poor and virtually exhausted.”
The following charts tell the story.

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But, the above charts do NOT account for the fact that the USA,
according to The Wall Street Journal:
“remains the only nation in the world that has curtailed access to its own energy supplies”

The following chart reveals the REAL domestic energy
potential (without even considering Natural Gas).

USA, Mean Estimate From Oil Shale = 800 Billion Barrels
USA, Mean Estimate From Coal Liquefaction = 535 Billion Barrels
USA, Bakken Formation = “on average, 200 billion barrels” Technically Recoverable
USA, Mean Estimate From The Outer Continental Shelf = 86 Billion Barrels
USA, Mean Estimate From ANWR = 10.4 Billion Barrels
World Proven Reserves - See this spreadsheet downloaded from this page

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