A couple of days ago Barry Brook replied to my email, earlier today he made me moderator, and a few hours ago I finished the forum cleanup. Pretty amazing. Thanks again, Roger and David, for your help and encouragement: Without your help none of this would have happened.
huon, like your new title! Thanks for the effort. I will now encourage others to carry on serious discussions here.
"Unlike in recent years, Republicans on the committee said in hearings this week they understood the science of climate change and declined to call witnesses that outright denied the scientific consensus, as they have in the past.
"'As a Republican working on climate, this has been an extraordinary week,' says Alex Flint, executive director of Alliance for Market Solutions, a conservative group that supports a carbon tax."
NET Power's plant burns natural gas and inexpensively captures all of the CO2. "The plant...soon will begin selling power into the grid as it completes the final phase of its operational testing over the next few months."
Post by Roger Clifton on Mar 27, 2019 4:55:59 GMT 9.5
Are there any particularly good tourist trails around the Idaho National Laboratory? (The INL is a reservation for prototype and experimental nuclear reactors, mostly decommissioned). The Internet has many trails of nuclear interest, but they are mostly to do with bombs rather than carbon-free electricity. (Reply on "messages" if you prefer privacy)
If I were driving back to the west coast from southern Idaho, I'd drop by the Columbia Generating Station, the Northwest's only nuclear power plant, located just north of Richland, Washington.
And nearby are the Hanford Site, where plutonium was produced for World War 2; and a LIGO gravitational-wave observatory, which has detected neutron-star mergers, the primary source of most of the Uranium, Thorium and other heavy elements in the universe.
As for the size of tax, the successful levy of British Columbia, Canada would be a good model. Their tax started at CA$10 per tonne of CO2, and then increased CA$5 per tonne annually. The US might do the same but with US dollars.
(To put these numbers in perspective, a US $10 carbon tax would add about 10 cents per gallon to the price gasoline, and around 1 cent per kWh to the price of coal-based electricity.)
Note, 07 Apr 2020: This comment was moved here from the Carbon Tax thread. The present thread, on further reflection, seemed the better home for it.