2 results for month: 10/2009


Day One Highlights at the TEA Conference

First of all, I'm very glad that John Kutsch has gone to the considerable time and effort it has taken to form the Thorium Energy Alliance. Then John went beyond that and organized the TEA Conference in Washington, DC, that took place on the 19th and 20th of October. John called me up in about June and said, "I've booked the hotel and conference room--now get some folks together or I'll be eating the refreshments by myself!"And so we did, bloggers and friends and advocates and newbies--all working together to get the word out about this infant conference and get people there. And I think the turnout was very good--I think we had about 30 people ...

How to save $46 billion per year

I attended the Thorium Energy Alliance meeting in Washington DC last week to present my submitted response to the ARPA-E, August 31, Request for Information about energy ideas such as "disruptive new approach to...thermodynamic power cycles." I have to publicize this myself because DOE promised not to respond to submissions! I believe the responses help DOE plan and budget future Requests for Proposals, where money is actually granted. So get your grant writing hat on.The illustration above is from the DOE Annual Energy Review for 2008. It's a bit busy, so I extracted the interesting numbers, below.The diagram above illustrates how electricity is ...