By 2020: Safe, Green, Affordable, Small, Liquid-Fuel "Nuclear 2.0" Reactors will Replace Fossil-Fuel Electricity Generators & will also "Eat" existing Spent-Fuel Waste, from earlier reactors. (Interested? Get app "Thorium" remix.)
By ~2020, Safe Liquid-Fuel "Nuclear 2.0" reactors will eat existing spent-fuel waste.
We must study the differences between Safe, Liquid-Fuel "Nuclear 2.0" Reactors -vs- earlier (Fukushima-era) designs that use costly, inefficient Solid Fuel-Rods.
While a Horse may look like a Mule, they are significantly different.
We'll have -new- "nukes" soon, so:
+ Don't say "No Nukes" but
+ Begin to "Know Nukes" afresh! :-)
Inherently-Safe "Nuclear 2.0" reactor-cores will be smaller, factory-built, truck-transportable, green & "energy dense" enough to help us significantly reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions & help us preclude more Climate Change disasters.
Now, go Study, Debate & Understand the Safe, NEW "Nuclear 2.0" Energy option.
After viewing "An Inconvenient Truth" I sought out ways to cut our CO2 emissions.
This is the 10-min TED-talk that moved me to look deeper into "Nuclear 2.0" Energy from Thorium.
Shai Agassi's talks on Electric Vehicles w/ Swappable Batteries (TED.com & YouTube) convinced me that electric vehicles brought much more efficiency & also distributed power, eg, for emergencies, in battery swap stations; but his BetterPlace.com died.
I found David MacKay's TED-talk & book "Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air" (free in PDF, from http://WithoutHotAir.com), & I realised we need some Very High Energy-Dense, Green Energy solutions to preclude Global Warming.
Kirk Sorensen's 10-min TED-talk opened me to Safe "Nuclear 2.0" (although Kirk focused on a longer-term form: energy from Thorium, set to come after Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs)).
So, my passion is Safe, Green, Small, Liquid-Fuel "Nuclear 2.0" Reactors; in particular, Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs).
Very recently, I found a Canadian company - Terrestrial Energy - on YouTube channel "TerrestrialMSR"
Their CTO - Dr David LeBlanc - describes the technical features & why we need what I call "Nuclear 2.0" in some of the talks in that channel.
TEI's CEO has a short video - given at the Economy Club of Canada - that gives the business side of the story, as well as the challenges.
China, India, Taiwan & now Canada all have MSRs projects running, with similar goals. Oil-rich Norway (the smart country, that's been setting aside portions of their oil revenues in recent years) has created a Thorium R&D Lab.
I think we'll be enjoying the benefits of Safe "Nuclear 2.0" MSRs, Energy from Thorium, & Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (MSRs), soon enough to turnaround Global Warming, ie, if we take the time to study "Nuclear 2.0" & let energy-intensive Fusion research wait.
Don't take it only from me. Get & use app "Thorium" remix to view ~20 videos, of interviews, opponents, & those who aim to Make "Nuclear 2.0" So, perhaps be other names, as well as tours of lab's where MSR's were proven to work safely, eg: Oak Ridge National Lab.
If you find any reasons NOT to embrace "Nuclear 2.0" let us know; otherwise, help the world move away from fossil fuels, with Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs) of some form.