[ExI] Are mini nuclear power stations the way forward?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Mar 17 15:10:42 UTC 2011

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 07:46:58AM -0700, spike wrote:

> Yes we get that, but that isn't what I meant.  What I meant was electricity
> prices are tied to our economic wellbeing, which has impact on our food
> consumption.  If the utility company takes more of the proles paycheck, the
> grocery store gets less, along with everything else.

Electricity prices in the U.S. are unusually low 
and electricity consumption can be made minimal --
even in states like California and Arizona (swamp
coolers, insulation and architecture etc.) so
I don't see how that would have a major impact on
the paycheck.

In practice, the food prices themselves have risen
sharply (highest rise in 35 years):


Notice that "higher energy costs" are explicitly mentioned, and by
this they do not mean electricity. 

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