Baroness Worthington at the US Space and Rocket Center

Several weeks ago Baroness Bryony Worthington of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom came to visit Flibe Energy in Huntsville, and as we in Huntsville are wont to do, we took her to the US Space and Rocket Center, where I gave her a guided tour of America's race to the Moon. I couldn't help but throw a few insights and analogies towards LFTR development in there as we talked. Video editing and filming was done by Gordon McDowell and Cameron Frisby.

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Interview with Driving Force Radio

Baroness Worthington and I were interviewed by Jan Mazotti and Kelly de la Torre of Driving Force Radio and ICOSA Magazine during the Baroness's visit to Huntsville, Alabama, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. I had the pleasure of meeting Jan and Kelly at the Global New Energy Summit in Colorado Springs in March, where we had a short interview. Jan and Kelly are a real pleasure to talk to and they came to Huntsville specially to meet the Baroness.

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New Parliamentary Group Formed to Consider Thorium

Last year, Kirk Dorius and I travelled to London to participate in the kickoff of the Weinberg Foundation, an advocacy group for thorium energy. I am pleased to announce with them the formation of an "All-Party Parliamentary Group" or APPG that contains members of both the House of Commons and House of Lords, to consider the potential of thorium as an energy source. This is a press release from the Weinberg Foundation that was issued today. Press contact details are included below. Safer, cleaner nuclear alternative tops the agenda for new All-Party Parliamentary ...

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Recent Developments

I just looked back and realized that I didn't post a single time in the month of January. For that I apologize--I want you to know that the frequency of posting is not connected to the pace of development in the world of thorium. In fact, it may be just the opposite--the more that is going on the less time there seems to be to make good high-quality postings. Nevertheless, in an attempt to recapitulate recent developments let me call a few out: Baroness Worthington discussed thorium in the House of Lords on January 12th as part of a larger discussion on British ...

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Flibe Energy in the UK, part 8: Friends of the Earth

On Thursday, September 15, we had an opportunity to present on thorium and liquid-fluoride reactor technology at the offices of Friends of the Earth in London. We were accompanied by Baroness Worthington and several members of the Weinberg Foundation, Laurence O'Hagan, John Durham, and Joanne Fishburn. We were introduced by Craig Bennett, who recounted the events of the Weinberg Foundation launch a week previous, and encouraged the group to keep an open mind about the potential of thorium technology to fight climate change. Continue reading...

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Flibe Energy in the UK, Part 5: Cambridge

It had been a full week for us, and on Saturday morning Laurence O'Hagan took us for a drive up to Cambridge to see the Baroness and relax some. Riding in a car in the UK was still quite a new experience for me.  Sitting in the "drivers side" of a car and having no steering wheel there, as well as driving on the left-hand side of the road, took a bit of getting used to. But the drive from London to Cambridge was lovely and it was nice to see the countryside away from the city. Within Cambridge we met the Baroness at the gate to Trinity College, where we had a morning ...

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Flibe Energy in the UK, part 3: Weinberg Launch

Thursday, September 8th began with a media opportunity at the British Science Festival that was set up by the Weinberg Foundation. I participated on a panel of six speakers, including Baroness Worthington, discussing the results of a recent poll showing that public support for nuclear energy was still quite strong in the UK. Keep reading...

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Flibe Energy in the UK, part 2: Parliamentary Question

"Can a liability be turned into an asset?" That was the essential character of the question that Baroness Bryony Worthington asked in the House of Lords on September 7th, 2011. I had the privilege of being in the House of Lords as she asked the question, and the response was very positive from both sides of the chamber. Keep reading...

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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 ...

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LFTR and the Manchester Report

I should have known right from the moment I walked in the building that this was going to go well. Right inside the main door are two large statues; one of James Prescott Joule, the famous physicist and thermodynamicist, and the other of John Dalton, chemist and pioneer of atomic theory. As I walked by, Joule whispered that I better tell them a bit about thermodynamics, and Dalton reminded me that chemists could build the best reactor of all.The Manchester Town Hall is truly magnificent, at least to my poor American eyes. Stone and statues and staircases sweep upwards ...

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