When energy dreams fall short

Aug 25, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Politico

If the energy visions of past years had come true, throngs of Americans would be using switchgrass to fuel their cars and running their homes on electricity from nuclear fusion or carbon-capturing coal plants.

Comments

Showing posts 1 - 5 of5

Since: Mar 13

Alexandria, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Aug 25, 2013
 

Judged:

3

2

2

All our energy worries could be over with rapid certification and deployment of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Recyclers. Sustainable unto the 10,000,000th generation. They promise to be the leanest, cleanest, greenest source of reliable power.
kramer

Germany

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Aug 26, 2013
 

Judged:

2

1

1

KitemanSA wrote:
All our energy worries could be over with rapid certification and deployment of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Recyclers. Sustainable unto the 10,000,000th generation. They promise to be the leanest, cleanest, greenest source of reliable power.
That's what you think !!! Going to Mars is easier. You sound like a damn salesman.

Since: Mar 13

Alexandria, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Aug 26, 2013
 

Judged:

3

2

2

We've made a Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor, we've never been been to Mars (with people). LFTRs are fairly easy and COULD be cheap if the luddites don't impede things too much.
BDV

Stone Mountain, GA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Aug 27, 2013
 
Save 7th largest earthquake in known human history, nuclear reactors have a good track record.
.
2nd generation nuclear reactors (like the ones that SHOULD have replaced the Fukushima Dai Ichi's Mark Is in the 90s) have a SPOTLESS track record, even WITH 7th largest Earthquake (and ensuing tsunami) in recorded history.
.
Ray-dee-ayshun is eeveel, Petroleum good. Humans killed by coal and oil and/or displaced by hydro don't really count, baaa, baaa, baaa.
.
Baaaaa

Since: Mar 13

Alexandria, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Aug 28, 2013
 

Judged:

2

1

BDV,
I agree the Gen II plants with Mk 1 containment should be replaced, but only after all coal fired plants are replaced first. If you add up all the nuclear accidents AND the bombs, coal use kills more people then that every year. We really need to get rid of them first.

What should be done is to make sure all those GEN II plants have at least the NRC mandated safety upgrades like here in the states. Unfortunately, Fukushima did not, and the result is evident. Even with them, the plant would probably have been toast, but the explosion and release of that much radiation would have been prevented. It probably would have been more akin to TMI than Chernobyl.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 1 - 5 of5
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

•••
•••
•••
•••