Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Go nuclear, go green.

I heard (source unknown) that a few of the leading greenie mouthpieces have gone over to the dark side and come out in favour of nuclear power, over in the UK.

That's the reality. If people want green, the way is through science and technology- NOT in redistributing money or becoming a Luddite.

I have not been a great fan of nuclear generation in the past, but technology is a changing. The first reactors were built with 1940-50's technology. Look how much electronics and engineering in general have advanced since then. Cars now almost always go when you follow the instructions and do minimal servicing. Remember 1960's British cars? Compare those with a late model Toyota.

Then there are advances on the horizon, like:

The Pebble-Bed Reactor
The Thorium reactor
And assorted small reactors

Now if only we could keep the government from running them...

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