Ivofex wrote:1. Pro or antinuclear has (should have) nothing to do with left or right politics
Should have nothing... but it does.
Far leftist politics - like that of the Swedish Left Party and the Greens (the melon-party: green on the outside, red on the inside) - have ideologies that cash with nuclear power. As with all marxist-inspired parties they shun:
- Centralized production
- Corporate owerneship of the means of procution
- Large coorporations
Nuclear power is all of that... so in effect: nuclear power is not politically correct
, in the original meaning of the expression.
Of course they cant say that openly... "Oh, well... so nuclear power is - objectively - a great source of energy... safe, clean, reliable and cheap... but our marxist ideology simply does not like nuclear power so we'll shun it anyway"... because then 10%-20% of voters - the far left nutcases - will soil their underpants in an extatic orgasm... but everyone else will go "good for you... commie" and promptly decide nuclear power is kind of nice to have.
Ivofex wrote:2. Debunking solar power in Sweden
Not interested. We have no interest in flinging mud at others. The trash-talking we leave to the anti-nukes and anti-winders.
Ivofex wrote:3. Limits on Swedish hydro power to cope with peaks in solar and wind
Oh that one is so easy it hardly needs debunking: a cold winter day, Sweden needs 25 000 to 27 000 MW. Hydro maxes out at 15 000 MW... and that's when draining 5/100 of the hydro reservoirs per week... which on a dry year when they are at about 50%-60% when winter starts...http://wwwdynamic.nordpoolspot.com/mark ... ontent.cgi
...means we have less than 10 weeks we can do so on. That does *not* cover the entirety of the Swedish winter.