Who Killed the Electric Car? The Public! and Possibly the Navy!

Who Killed the Electric Car? The Public! and Possibly the Navy!  And why LFTR is Wind and Solar's Best Friend or Worst Enemy Commentary by Jon Morrow Let me preface this commentary by saying, Last night I drove a  friend's Tesla model S and it is an extremely cool car. A few months ago I drove a friend's Chevy Volt, again, an extremely cool car. Their fit, finish, and function, are at, or above, that of their fossil fuel counterparts and so it is unfair to say that I hate these cars simply because they are electric. If I could afford one, I most likely would have ...

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Waterworld! Terraforming Terra Firma with Thorium

Waterworld! Engineering Humanitarian Solutions with Thorium Commentary by Jon Morrow Astronomers, astro-biologists, and science fiction writers have long dreamt of terraforming (geo-engineering) planets and their moons — converting barren and alien wastelands into lush and productive habitats for humans and other creatures. These science fiction dreams point to the numerous advantages of distributing life to other planets, solar systems, and eventually to other galaxies, if possible. These dreams argue that such a bold agenda is actually necessary for humans to ...

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2050: Fearing Fear Itself

    Commentary by Jon Morrow 2050: Fearing Fear Itself   In the thorium advocacy community, we have all heard the stories as to why “they” will never let thorium-based molten salt reactors (like a LFTR Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) be built. Many of us can never identify just who “they” are when these stories are relayed to us. So many have heard the plight of developing a thorium based MSRs (Molten Salt Reactors) and they just assume some nefarious corporation with its own evil profit motive is preventing the development of ...

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The Molten Salt Reactor Race: Will America Join the Race?

  Commentary by Jon Morrow- The South China Post reported on March 18th that the Chinese government has greatly accelerated its plans to produce a commercialized LFTR (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor), which is a type of MSR Molten Salt Reactor. The previous goal set for the development of this reactor was within 25 years and that goal has now been reduced to just 10 years. In the past, the development of a LFTR by China was due to a massive energy shortage in China. China's energy shortage is the result of millions of Chinese living in the third world ...

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Despite Fukushima and Media Bias, Americans Support Nuclear Energy!

-Story by Jon Morrow Cleveland, Ohio- Radiophobia (fear of all forms of radiation) has plagued the nuclear industry since its inception but its rise to prominence hit a fever pitch after the Three Mile Island accident and the movie the China Syndrome was released. Today, we can see that Americans are not nearly as afraid of nuclear energy as they were in the 1970's - even after an onslaught of miss-information being bandied about on many major websites and major media outlets- about the Fukushima Daiichi accident. Many experts claimed Fukushima was the death nell ...

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LFTR leader JIANG Mianheng addresses iThEO

Jiang Mianheng gave the lead-off presentation at the International Thorium Energy Organization 2012 meeting in Shanghai, sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Nuclear and Applied Physics and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Jiang Mianheng is the son of former president Jiang Zemin and a leader of CAS. After publication of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors in the July/August 2010 American Scientist he led a delegation to Oak Ridge National Laboratory to learn more about the ORNL molten salt reactors experience. In January 2011 the CAS announced a $350 million 5 year ...

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THORIUM: energy cheaper than coal

THORIUM: energy cheaper than coal has just been published and is available from Amazon. Click on the cover image for more information, including hundreds of links for reference or further study. Thorium energy can help us check CO2 and global warming, cut deadly air pollution, provide inexhaustible energy increase human prosperity Our world is beset by global warming, pollution, resource conflicts, and energy poverty. Millions die from coal plant emissions. We war over mideast oil. Food supplies from sea and land are threatened. Developing nations' growth exacerb...

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Three Years Ago at Google

43 years ago today, man first walked on the Moon. Three years ago today, I went to Google for the first time and gave a talk there. It was a formative event in more than one way. I met Chris Uhlik, who now serves on the Board of Advisors for Flibe Energy. Chris was one of the people, who, in years to come, was a powerful influence on my thinking and was part of the reason we started Flibe Energy. I met Iain McClatchie in person, and Iain has been another voice of advice and guidance as we have attempted to move the development of LFTR forward. And I got to meet "Googl...

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Another Interview with Jim Puplava's "Financial Sense"

I was very happy to be invited to be a part of Jim Puplava's "Financial Sense Newshour" again. Jim and I had a great conversation last year and this represented a follow-up on recent developments. I hope you enjoy the interview, which you can download in a variety of different audio files or read the transcript (but I think the audio versions are better). Jim Puplava's Financial Sense: "Kirk Sorensen on Thorium--The Magic Elixir That Could Solve Our Energy Needs and Global Warming"

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E.ON pulls out of new nuclear in the UK

For several years, the United Kingdom has been planning for the deployment of up to 12 new nuclear reactors to replace the advanced gas-cooled reactors that will be shut down over the next 12 years. To that end, eight sites were identified around England and Wales that would be permitted to host new nuclear plants. Each of these sites has or has had a nuclear reactor there previously. Several consortia of utilities and vendors formed to develop new reactors at each of these sites, and one of them, Horizon Nuclear Power, was a joint venture of the German utility E.ON and ...

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