Talk:Resolution to Amend the Nuclear Power Act, 644

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Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 5:55 PM

Tabled by Edmund Marwood, MGA, as a government sponsored bill. A resolution to amend existing legislation to enable the expansion of non-carbon energy generation.,_644 Voting is set for 3 March. The Kodiak Republic Wiki Resolution to Amend the Nuclear Power Act, 644 Braughn F. G. Kryos


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— 02/25/2024 5:55 PM

Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 5:55 PM

@Assembly Member, debate for this bill is now open. Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 5:57 PM Good afternoon Members of the General Assembly. I have presented this simple amendment to the Nuclear Power Act. I believe that nuclear power is and must be a part of our energy future. The energy needs of the struggles we face will require high-efficiency answers and nuclear power is that answer. modern reactors utilise such high percentages of fissile material and are so efficient that the majority of waste never needs to leave its point of origin. Nuclear power is safe and effective and must play a part in the transition away from carbon fuels. Liam Harrison [KWP] — 02/25/2024 5:58 PM I fully support this bill. Crystal City, as a hub of innovation, has always been at the forefront of developments in nuclear power. It is safe, effective, and carbon-neutral, and a wholly commend this bill to the Assembly. Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:02 PM

This is a very useful bill, I will agree. The funding line, however, does not specify the creation of new nuclear power plants. Is that intentional? Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:03 PM correct as the energy company is state owned, the funding for new plants would be through that vehicle This act is merely an amendment (to an amendment) of the law making nuclear power legal and to what extent Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:04 PM

Would it not be prudent to include funding for both within the same bill? Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:04 PM No, as this bill is about the administration of nuclear power, not its generation Funding for power is generated through fees collected by the KEGU co Jack Williams (DPPK) — 02/25/2024 6:05 PM Would we want an official bill outlining the cost of generation of these plants? Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:06 PM I don't believe the state is in the position to dictate the costs of building a project before its even been conceptualised better to use the existing economic forces Jack Williams (DPPK) — 02/25/2024 6:07 PM Alrighty. I’m not opposed to this bill seeing the simple action it is making and the importance for Nuclear power. Personally am wary of Nuclear power in general but I don’t feel a need to deny Kodiak of its use if it has good intentions. Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:08 PM

I would be interested in hearing Mr. Williams's objections to nuclear power in ⁠🔆|lobby. From my experience, much of the fear surrounding nuclear power arises from the media's misrepresentation of said nuclear power, not the factual danger compared to the factual gains. Dr Edmund Cosmo Maltravers Jr — 02/25/2024 6:09 PM Mr President,

This bill is going to make a huge amount of jobs for people throughout this country, it's going to help revive communities and will bring a new age of power to Kodiak, it has my full and utmost support. Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:17 PM Now, to be clear - if we wanted the state to provide specific funding for new reactors, this would be the place to do it. however, I believe the economic situation already exists that the funding is already available. To fund reactors from state funds would easily cost in the multiple billions per year. While I do believe that it would be money well spent, I cannot in good faith say it would be the best use of our funds at this time. Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:18 PM

Do we have statistics on the amount of our energy produced by various sources? Natural gas, oil, coal, nuclear, solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass? Does Kodiak meet her energy needs yearly? Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:24 PM Kodiak uses a (slowly antiquating) traditional mix of natural gas and electricity for providing energy to homes. natural gas has been the cheapest option for heating homes, water, and food, but that is of course changing as market conditions become more hostile to carbon based energy. Woodfire is a popular option in the north and in the centre, but exact figures are hard to come by since utilities don't provide firewood.

Electricity is generated by a mix of coal, natural gas, solar, wind, and our last two remaining nuclear plants which are both nearly 70 years of age. Coal is approximately 40% of our electricity production, while gas makes up 35%. Renewables make up 20% and the remaining 5% is nuclear Solar is not a popular option for major generation, but has seen a slow uptick in microgeneration as individuals seek to lower energy costs Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:28 PM

Has Kodiak actively been shutting down nuclear reactors? (you mention "remaining" as if we had more) Have any reactors been constructed since? Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:30 PM The previous policy was such that when a plant reached its end of life, it was to be decommissions. This was amended to instead extend the life of existing plants. While one reactor of the two plants has seen a refurbishment, no new reactors have been constructed since 613. Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:33 PM

That's... concerning. I would like to see additional funding granted in this bill to construct new reactors. I understand the investment to be high, but small investments into research and construction now may help mitigate the costs of construction later. Reducing our nation's carbon footprint will surely boost our image as a modern and competitive nation in the global market. Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:35 PM In writing the bill, estimates for making a meaningful impact on sponsoring new reactors outside of market forces would be 6 billion florins per year for a minimum of 10 years. Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:35 PM

Such much? Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:36 PM Anything less would not be funding which would be able to action contracts, and would be spent on the least-cost-risk parts of the job such as impact research and administration Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:36 PM

Is that 6 billion per reactor? Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:37 PM A modern reactor would likely cost between 10 and 20 billion florins the longer we fund the program, the cheaper they become Jack Williams (DPPK) — 02/25/2024 6:43 PM The Fiscal on this is a bit concerning based on the numbers you are outlining. I’d probably like a better look on this later. Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:44 PM

I would be happy to collaborate with anyone seeking to craft legislation to fund the construction of new nuclear power plants. Jack Williams (DPPK) — 02/25/2024 6:45 PM I would be interested. Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:45 PM

I understand the price is steep, but the longer we invest, as Mr. Marwood points out, the cheaper this program will be become and the less our carbon impact will become. I wonder if it would be possible to attain funding from the URA for reactors? Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:47 PM The KEGU Co presently operates with a 1.5 billion florin annual dividend. it has an annual intake above 300 billion florins. I really don't see a meaningful reason to interfere Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:48 PM

Is there an estimation for the carbon footprint of Kodiak per year in terms of tons of CO2? Jack Williams (DPPK) — 02/25/2024 6:49 PM Oh wow Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:49 PM

300 billion? I did not expect that much. Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:50 PM yes well its only an average 3k per citizen. it provides all the electricity and gas to the entire nation Jack Williams (DPPK) — 02/25/2024 6:50 PM So we shouldn’t ask for funding from the URA? Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:51 PM I would be shocked if any nation wanted to pay for us to have free power Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:51 PM

How much of that income is clear surplus? Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:51 PM the state collects the dividend as single owner, which is 1.5 billion, or .5% Jack Williams (DPPK) — 02/25/2024 6:51 PM I don’t disagree with that. They would have concerns with our request Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:53 PM Our per capita CO2 is 8.5 tonnes, putting us at slightly worse than average Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/25/2024 6:54 PM

Hmmm. What portion of that is attributed directly to energy consumption/production, if those numbers are available? Edmund Marwood [NUP] — 02/25/2024 6:55 PM Image Alexander Paramount (NUP) — 02/25/2024 7:35 PM Hmmmm, I support this idea, I do say with nuclear energy, we should have much stricter safety regulation over nuclear waste safety, personnel safety and adequate storage to store these things safely. We also need to have strict security guards around the perimeter of the storages and the nuclear power plant to prevent those pesky terrorists or corrupted facility members from getting their hands on nuclear waste and nuclear power

Those are my concerns, other than that, I support this bill Dr Edmund Cosmo Maltravers Jr — 02/27/2024 6:39 AM I motion to vote given the debate has gone cold. Jack Williams (DPPK) — 02/27/2024 6:44 AM I second Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/27/2024 7:57 AM

It shall be moved to vote this evening, unless there are any objections. EasyPoll BOT

— 02/27/2024 5:23 PM

Question Does the General Assembly approve of the Resolution to Amend the Nuclear Power Act, 664?

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Final Result 🇦 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░ [13 • 72%] 🇧 ▓▓░░░░░░░░ [3 • 17%] 🇨 ▓░░░░░░░░░ [2 • 11%] 18 users voted


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— 02/27/2024 5:24 PM

@Assembly Member, voting for this bill is now open and will remain open for 72 hours. Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— 02/29/2024 1:56 PM

@Assembly Member, only one more day to vote on this proposal. Portugalball — 03/01/2024 4:35 AM Voted Braughn F. G. Kryos OP

— Today at 8:31 PM

With 13 ayes, 3 nays, and 2 abstains, the Resolution to Amend the Nuclear Power Act, 664 is passed by the General Assembly. This debate will be archived shortly.

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