6 results for month: 05/2011


"The Good Reactor," a thorium documentary

I met Frankie Fenton and Des Kelleher at the ThEC2010 conference in London and saw them again recently at TEAC3 in Washington, DC. They're working on a documentary about thorium reactors called, "The Good Reactor" Take a look!

Baroness Worthington Promotes Thorium to the House of Lords

I had the privilege of meeting Bryony Worthington, founder of Sandbag.org, in July 2009 when she was a member of the panel that would deliver the Manchester Report, which was a part of the Manchester International Festival sponsored by the Guardian newspaper. Sandbag works to purchase and "retire" carbon credits, thus reducing the amount of CO2 emitted to the atmosphere under European carbon trading regulations. She was a delight to meet in person, and we have kept in touch since then about her fight against climate change and my efforts to promote thorium as a clean energy source. Recently, Bryony became a "life peer" and a member of the House of ...

3000 fans of the Energy from Thorium Facebook Page!

In late March 2010, I started a Facebook "fan page" for this blog, which in fairly short order became probably the most active part of the discussion about energy from thorium. There were a lot of things going for it--many of us were already using Facebook, and it was fairly quick and easy to post links and articles and make comments. Well, we hit a great milestone today--3000 fans of the EfT Facebook page! Things have been accelerating on the Facebook page--starting with its beginning on March 5, 2010, it reached: 500 fans on March 27, 2010 1000 fans on September 5, 2010 1500 fans on February 10, 2011 2000 fans on March 18, 2011 2500 fans on ...

Third TEA Conference: Theory Into Practice

Before an overflow crowd at the Top of the Hill conference center, steps from the nation's capitol, the Thorium Energy Alliance held its third national conference on May 12. Featuring some familiar figures from the thorium-power community plus some new figures – including at least three international documentary film crews – the conference, known as TEAC3, reflected both the accelerating momentum behind the effort to produce commercial energy from thorium-based reactors and the still-formidable challenges ahead. While some of the presentations, such as Robert Hargraves’ "Aim High," a forceful argument that thorium-based nuclear power can ...

Nuclear Power is Ripe for Innovation

  Bill Gates believes that Nuclear Energy is ripe for innovation I would tend to agree with Mr. Gates: "In a conversation with Wired Editor in Chief Chris Anderson today at the magazine’s third annual Business Conference, Gates said that one of the best aspects of nuclear power at the moment is its lack of innovation thus far, which leaves it ripe for disruption in the coming years." Full article at VentureBeat. LFTR can be that disruptive technology that he seeks, and it will be much simpler to engineer and operate than the travelling wave reactor, because its thermal-neutron spectrum requires 10-15 times less fissile fuel per unit ...

Radiation Exposure Graphic

Great visual depiction of the magnitudes of radiation exposure from Scientific American.