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by charlesH
Dec 30, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dr. James Hansen latest on nuclear and CAGW
Replies: 26
Views: 10289

Dr. James Hansen latest on nuclear and CAGW

From his blog : Several blatant falsehoods about nuclear power were repeated in that session, including claims that (1) nuclear power has a large carbon footprint (it is actually as low as that of renewables, and it is even lower with advanced generation nuclear power), (2) nuclear power is a slow w...
by charlesH
Dec 27, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: ASEAN (Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc.)
Topic: ThorCon/Indonesia Exploring Liquid Fuel Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 16
Views: 11655

Re: ThorCon/Indonesia Exploring Liquid Fuel Nuclear Power Pl

Carbon taxes are a very bad idea. Explaining the problems behind carbon taxes fully is something that would take much longer than this text box I'm typing in would allow. I'll try to summarize as best I can. Carbon taxes increases the cost of energy artificially. I've seen claims that this could be...
by charlesH
Apr 27, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: China
Topic: LFTR research in China
Replies: 15
Views: 10363

Re: LFTR research in China

alexterrell wrote:
charlesH wrote: Any poison pills?
"Approval by congress"?
A poison pill is something (unrelated) put in to make congressional approval impossible.
by charlesH
Apr 23, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: China
Topic: LFTR research in China
Replies: 15
Views: 10363

Re: LFTR research in China

Obama proposes 30-year agreement with China on nuclear power President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a 30-year agreement to cooperate with China on nuclear power, a deal that would allow the transfer of material, reactors, components and technology between the two nations, if approved by the U.S...
by charlesH
Sep 25, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Thorium in the News
Topic: Technology revolution in nuclear power could slash costs bel
Replies: 2
Views: 4213

Technology revolution in nuclear power could slash costs bel

Technology revolution in nuclear power could slash costs below coal "The Alvin Weinberg Foundation in London is tracking seven proposals across the world for molten salt reactors (MSRs) rather than relying on solid uranium fuel. Unlike conventional reactors, these operate at atmospheric pressure. Th...
by charlesH
Mar 19, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: China
Topic: China started "thorium based molten salt reactor" project
Replies: 164
Views: 79165

Chinese going for broke on thorium nuclear power,

"The nuclear race is on. China is upping the ante dramatically on thorium nuclear energy. Scientists in Shanghai have been told to accelerate plans (sorry for the pun) to build the first fully-functioning thorium reactor within ten years, instead of 25 years as originally planned. “This is definitel...
by charlesH
Feb 10, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Thorium in the News
Topic: UVU and Univ of Utah developing MSR?
Replies: 3
Views: 3456

Re: UVU and Univ of Utah developing MSR?

Nice to see someone in the state of Utah interested in LFTR. UVU is 1-2 miles from my home. However, it appears they are looking for funding. So no money and no special expertise. I won't hold my breath.
by charlesH
Jul 26, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Gates investing in thorium?
Replies: 21
Views: 1989

Re: Bill Gates investing in thorium?

Gates is not interested in money for himself. He is looking for a legacy beyond PC software. He would like to be known as the man who helped "save the world". I view his interest in MSR and/or thorium as a very positive step. The Thorium/MSR ball Kirk exhumed from its earthly grave and set rolling c...
by charlesH
Jun 19, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: United States
Topic: SoCal Edison permanently shuts down San Onofre
Replies: 42
Views: 19102

Re: SoCal Edison permanently shuts down San Onofre

There is a silver lining. Just a few companies moving from CA to Utah is keeping the unemployment rate here rather low and keeping my kids employed.
by charlesH
Mar 14, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Thorium in the News
Topic: chinese-nuclear-and-the-future-of-energy-innovation
Replies: 6
Views: 3849

chinese-nuclear-and-the-future-of-energy-innovation

"The only way to meet global energy demand while reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions is to massively scale up innovation and deployment of nuclear energy. The United States and others could learn a great deal from China, which built 11 new nuclear plants in 2011 and is projecting a total of 25...
by charlesH
Mar 12, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Thorium in the News
Topic: NYT "In Search of Energy Miracles"
Replies: 6
Views: 2842

Re: NYT "In Search of Energy Miracles"

CAGW skeptics support LFTR. Anthony Watts (most popular skeptics blog) advocates for LFTR and references the NYT article. Please sign the petition at the end of the link below. ******************** "Read the entire interview by James Stafford here to see what’s got them in a tizzy. One of the things...
by charlesH
Mar 12, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Thorium in the News
Topic: NYT "In Search of Energy Miracles"
Replies: 6
Views: 2842

Re: NYT "In Search of Energy Miracles"

"Learning from China: Coal and its Nukes" "Over the past few years I've given the NYT's Justin Gillis a (deserved) hard time for some of his reporting. Today I'm happy to given him some well-earned praise on the occasion of his first monthly column at the NYT Times on climate change. Gillis wisely c...
by charlesH
Mar 11, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Thorium in the News
Topic: NYT "In Search of Energy Miracles"
Replies: 6
Views: 2842

Re: NYT "In Search of Energy Miracles"

As a supporter of LFTR, the fact that the NYT is publishing a blog article in support of nuclear/LFTR as energy source that satisfies Democrats (e.g. environmentalists concerned about co2) and Republicans (concerned about energy cost, energy independence, ...) is a very positive event. James Hansen'...
by charlesH
Mar 11, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Thorium in the News
Topic: NYT "In Search of Energy Miracles"
Replies: 6
Views: 2842

NYT "In Search of Energy Miracles"

"And on the far side of the world, China has seized on discarded American research to pursue a safer reactor based on an abundant element called thorium." ......... "Among the new nuclear approaches, fission reactors based on thorium are especially intriguing, offering potentially huge safety advant...