Nuclear Pact Between America and China; Could This Save the Planet from Climate Change?

Feb 2, 2014 Read more: The Motley Fool

Nuclear power currently provides over 11% of the world's electricity, but we'll need much, much more.

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BDV

Atlanta, GA

#1 Feb 2, 2014
No. It won't.
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And the planet doesn't need "saving".
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#2 Feb 2, 2014
BDV wrote:
No. It won't.
Wrong. But this is also wrong in backing inappropriate light water reactors just because the US sells them. China needs a generation of :PASSIVE SAFE and effective Molten Salt Thorium Reactors. They have limited amounts of Uranium but lots of Thorium so this would fit their assets perfectly and the MSTR is passively safe. It can be 'scrammed' with no danger to ANYONE or release of nuclear material.

It is true that upfront (construction costs) are the main limitation on nuclear. But the main expense in 'conventional' light water reactors is in the containment vessel. So a reactor that doesn't NEED such as vessel will be orders of magnitude cheaper as well as safer.
BDV wrote:
And the planet doesn't need "saving".
Right. This is about US and what kind of future we want. Starving in caves or with plentiful power to run a technological civilization.
Acolyte

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jul 29, 2014
People who deny the 'Global Warming Fight' is about SAVING THE PLNAET are simply blind to reality.

The proof is right in front of us. All we have to do is look.

Still a skeptic?

Simply Google "Save The Planet" and see for yourself that each response IS about saving the planet from AGW.

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