(NB: wind turbines with shrouds and diffusers are a very old idea, older than nuclear power IIUC.)Check this out.Oh, look, a rehash of a concept from the 1970's that went nowhere then for the same reasons it is still going nowhere. It's a huge fixed structure that will collect hundreds of tons of ice in winter storms and can't be feathered against high winds. It's still subject to the Betz limit and can't generate wind when there isn't any.
How would the Johnny come lately nuclear community/industry rebut this?Perhaps you should ask the people at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution why they thought coal-fired steam engines were so great when they had wind for free; you might learn something.
Why would Japan or Asian nations — or we — continue nuclear plans or startup now?Why would any serious movement recycle BS concepts that they KNOW cannot work to actually eliminate fossil fuels, unless they are secretly working to protect fossil fuels?
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