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Thank you for your well thought out and innovative proposal. The parts of the proposal that make it novel (developing fusion energy and thorium-based reactors) probably do not have to be implemented to make this proposal successful, but they might make nuclear more acceptable to the public. Why only tax nuclear fuel; why not heavily tax fossil-based fuel plants to accelerate their phase out? How could this be used to reduce green house gases outside the EU? Also, how about the time and cost overruns of developing nuclear plants? How does this fit in with the current trend of distributed generation and smart grid technologies?
Thank you for your ambitious proposal. We see two areas of concern: 1. bridging solutions should not be so costly or they are not really a 'bridge' just a redirection of much needed investment and 2. most countries are moving towards more localized distributed solutions as opposed to "super-grids" due to losses from T&D, new business models, and community energy initiatives. Please seek to add more detail and address these concerns for the next round of judging.
Jun 15, 2016
Thank-you for advancing my proposal to the semi-finals. I understand this is a controversial approach; hence, I have sought to add more details and explanation. I've summarized all changes and additions below:
For more information on points #1, #4, #6, #7, #8 and #9, please see the "What actions do you propose?" section.
For more information on points #2, #3 and #5, please see the "costs" section.