24 Aug '11, 11am

Are Thorium Reactors the Carbon-free Answer? #energy #susty

August 24, 2011 at 9:26 am PDT | Corey Barcus writes: An important additional benefit which you omitted is that LFTR’s high temperature of operation allows it to be cooled without water, which safeguards our aquifers, rivers, and shorelines. If we pursue this technology, no other source of electricity generation can come close to competing. That alone makes this a long-term solution- for thousands if not millions of years. We need this technology now in order to drastically improve on the net energy available from power generation. Renewables essentially make us “farm” for energy because the density is so low, and this in turn affects the cost. Without very low-cost electricity, it will not be feasible to synthesize the carbon-neutral fuels and fertilizers that we need going forward, nor will we be able to economically sequester a century’s worth of carbon from the atmosph...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/thorium-reactors-carb...

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