Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

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We haven't put much effort in to this yet, but I'm sure much can be reclaimed for future use

I think re-use is a cost thing. If it were economically feasible to do so, someone would be trying Nucular (gwb) again, even with some operational risk. The disposal was as big a problem as operational accidents............
 

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That's something we should have been working on for the last 40 years, instead of assuming that windmills would meet our needs.

I tend to agree. But reactors have been around for much longer than that even, and we haven't figured it out. Bang for the buck has driven us toward other things. But, yes, if the goal is energy independence or long term supply without regard for economy, we should be slowly funding such research.
 

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Well...here's some food for thought:

Chrysler produced over 1.8 million vehicles last year (2020). Chrysler's market capitalism is about $23 billion.

Ford produced over 4.2 million vehicles also last year and has a market cap of $78 billion.

GM produced 6.8 million in 2020 and market cap of $91 billion.

Here's where it gets interesting, bearing in mind all three have been around about 100 to 120 YEARS.

Lucid Motors has produced 520 vehicles (five hundred-twenty), market cap of $86 billion which exceeds Ford!

Rivian has made 42 (forty two) trucks, hoping to produce 1,200 vehicles by the end of this year! Market Cap? $129 billion, more than Chrysler and General Motors COMBINED!

Tesla has delivered 241,300 vehicles. It's market valuation? $1.1 TRILLION!!!!! This valuation exceeds Ford, Chrysler, GM, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Caterpillar, John Deere, Kubota, (add in 50 others) combined.
 

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Well...here's some food for thought:

Chrysler produced over 1.8 million vehicles last year (2020). Chrysler's market capitalism is about $23 billion.

Ford produced over 4.2 million vehicles also last year and has a market cap of $78 billion.

GM produced 6.8 million in 2020 and market cap of $91 billion.

Here's where it gets interesting, bearing in mind all three have been around about 100 to 120 YEARS.

Lucid Motors has produced 520 vehicles (five hundred-twenty), market cap of $86 billion which exceeds Ford!

Rivian has made 42 (forty two) trucks, hoping to produce 1,200 vehicles by the end of this year! Market Cap? $129 billion, more than Chrysler and General Motors COMBINED!

Tesla has delivered 241,300 vehicles. It's market valuation? $1.1 TRILLION!!!!! This valuation exceeds Ford, Chrysler, GM, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Caterpillar, John Deere, Kubota, (add in 50 others) combined.
Exactly! So, which of the above is a bubble?
 

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Not so sure using wood (pellets or otherwise) is such a good thing...trees, regardless of species, absorb CO2,
Frankly, IMHO, nuclear power is our best option
You are right. The way to sequester carbon using trees is to log them and mill them into durable wood products, like houses, furniture, and disposable diapers. All those poopy pads in the landfills must have sequestered billions of tons of carbon by now.
 

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But what do we do with it when its spent?
Refusing to reprocess spent fuel rods is a political decision, not a practical one. They are terrified someone will refine the plutonium in the spent rods and make a bomb. That's cold war paranoia, not a practical consideration. Or, they could go to thorium fast breeders that don't make plutonium at all.
 
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