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Safe, cheap and abundant energy – back to the nuclear energy future

“To provide [electricity] in today’s world, an ‘advanced reactor’ must improve over existing reactors in the following 4-core objectives.  It must produce significantly less costly, cost-competitive clean electricity, be safer, produce significantly less waste and reduce proliferation risk.  It is … Continue reading

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Global environmental priorities are much broader than wind and solar power

Mitigation of black carbon – and sulphur dioxide – emissions proceed with current technologies and improve health and environmental outcomes.  Mitigation of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel use will need a range of technologies in a number of sectors – … Continue reading

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Safe, cheap and abundant energy – back to the nuclear energy future

High temperature, fast neutron reactors are the obvious future source of both electricity and liquid fuels.  There are many versions of small nuclear reactors operating around the world – starting with the US military in the 1950’s.    There are eight … Continue reading

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Economic growth and environmental management in a global Iriai

The Ecomodernist Manifesto published last month delivers a new and optimistic approach to development and the environment. The bottom line is that: Intensifying many human activities — particularly farming, energy extraction, forestry, and settlement — so that they use less land and interfere … Continue reading

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Planetary boundaries, tipping points and prophets of doom

There is a paper that appeared in January in Science: Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet. They presume that human development should be guided on a limited set of criteria that they say are approaching tipping points, … Continue reading

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