I grew up for periods of time in a country that produced less than 1 Megawatt hour per capita per a year and has an uncomfortably high infant mortality rate.[India]
The US produces 12 MWh per capita per a year.
I am relatively used to toxic skies, turning on generators, suicides, and rampant death. Suicides happen because infrastructure is broken on a legal and energy grid level.
I’m frankly very tired of 200K Indians dying each month and feeling helpless to do anything whilst our engineering talent is fierce.
200K Indians die each month from causes directly linked to air pollution.
Indians power 1/7th of All US STEM jobs, there is no lack of intellectual firepower to implement solutions.
Indians go to the USA and succeed, Americans rarely come to India and succeed, they usually fail. Getting anything done in a country with <1 MWh/capita per a year is really tough.
As a systems engineer, I can’t build a performant civilization on <1MWh/capita per a year. It’s simply too damn difficult.
I need 3 things to build a modern civilization:
Countries with a half-way decent rule of law and at least 3 Megawatt hours per capita per a year are usually half way comfortable to live in.
Most countries never reach 3 or 4 Megawatt Hours per capita per year because of the way nuclear fissile material rights and politics operate or because they don’t leverage birth control and contraceptives.
Nuclear energy is the only non-intermittent baseload energy provider with the lowest pollutive rank per a joule of output.
Solar and Wind they are fully underdeveloped solutions, like homeopathy
I want Solar City to fail miserably and go bankrupt and stop invading the narrative of how India and developing countries should reach energy parity.
I have yet to find a substantive argument against Nuclear energy in the light of pollution, death, radiation exposure, and a host of over 100 factors when deciding how to design utilitarian grids for the masses
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