2 results for month: 12/2008


End Game: Answering the Worlds Energy Needs from Nuclear Waste

(guest post by Charles Barton) Lars Jorgensen is an Electrical Engineer who is Chief Technologist for Radio Products for Texas Instruments. In his spare time Lars has an unusual hobby. He is doing unpaid work on the development of the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor, in a project that Rod Adams describes as the nuclear equivalent of the Open Source movement in computing. The goal of the project is to develop viable LFTR designs including the design tools that would be useful for nuclear engineers. In addition Lars is doing research on the use of LFTRs to solve the problem of the nuclear waste from other reactors. At the same time, Jorgensen's ...

The Green Road not Taken

Not far west from the ruined community of Cefn Croes lies the Snowdonia Mountains of Wales, the site of one of the United Kingdom's most beautiful National Parks. It was to Snowdonia in 1971 that a young Amory Lovins came at the behest of David Brower. Young Lovins, a three-time college dropout with an unearned MA from Oxford - don't even ask, suffice to say Oxford does not issue earned MA's in physics, the appropriate earned degree for Lovins would have been a BSc, which Lovins never received - who, that is Lovins, a short while ago had become acquainted with environmental firebrand Brower. Brower was in the UK to participate in the organization ...