5 results for month: 03/2010


Kirk Sorensen TEAC2 Talk

Here's the talk I will be giving this morning at the Thorium Energy Alliance Conference: As we have for most of human history, we stand at the edge of an energy crisis. The methods by which we have powered our society have come to a limit, and a change is necessary. Seven hundred years ago in England, the energy crisis was caused by massive deforestation and a lack of firewood. It was solved by turning to coal, a filthy, inexpensive, and abundant fuel. But as the skies darkened over the cities of England and the United States, people turned to gas and oil to improve the situation. Now all of these fossil fuels will have to be replaced due to ...

LFTR Article for "Machine Design"

I was recently invited to write an article for "Machine Design" magazine, and with the help of editor Stephen Mraz, this is what I submitted: Thorium, a Readily Available and Slightly Radioactive Mineral, Could Provide the World with Safer, Clean Energy Since I was writing for engineers, I let it get a little more technical, but I hope that people enjoy it.

We're "live" on WordPress!

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new site, on a new hosting platform, on a new webhost. We've left Blogger and our old hosting site at thoriumenergy.blogspot.com and we're now using Wordpress on energyfromthorium.com! So you can update your bookmarks at your leisure but in the meantime all the old links should still work and direct you here. This new hosting strategy is going to make it much easier to do a lot of the things that I've been planning to do for some time--trying to turn energyfromthorium.com into a real resource for people who want to learn about thorium and the fluoride reactor. In recent months, we've had a lot of people who've read the ...

Sierra Club's Carl Pope Pushing Natural Gas

Thanks Rod Adams! It's good to see the national director of the Sierra Club exhibiting rank hypocrisy by pushing the same natural-gas that killed six workers and destroyed a $1B facility only four weeks ago. The same national director of the Sierra Club who tells us in a recent Huffington Post article that nuclear power is too dangerous because there are a few picocuries of tritium in a well that no one drinks out of, even though your average "exit sign" in a building has about a billion times more tritium in it.Sierra Club's Long-Time Executive Director and Soon To Be Chairman Marketing Natural Gas At Clean Energy Summit 2.0QUESTIONER: We also ...

Columbus Dispatch Article on Thorium and LFTR

Doug Caruso of the Columbus Dispatch has written a pair of articles that are appearing in today's issue of the paper. In the article he quotes Dr. Al Juhasz and Dr. George Schmidt of NASA GRC, Dr. Dan Ingersoll of ORNL, Dr. Rich Denning of Ohio State, and me. All of these folks have been involved at one time or another in discussions about LFTR, particularly Al and George. The articles, of course, have to be brief and to the point, but I think they're very good. Thanks Doug!Columbus Dispatch: The mighty thorium, the nearly perfect energy source nobody has heard ofColumbus Dispatch: Thorium's promise, some experts say this element could solve our ...