9584Re: [carfree_cities] Re: permanent energy crisis
- Feb 18, 2006On Sat, 18 Feb 2006, J.H. Crawford wrote:
> The supply of fissile material is quite limited in termsExactly right. There is not nearly enough fissionable uranium available
> of supplying most of the world's energy for more than
> an interlude of a couple of generations.
in the Earth's crust to power a world of 6.5-billion-and-growing humans
out of our energy shortage.
Of course, fast-breeder reactors could produce an unlimited supply of
fuel, along with an unlimited supply of that Pu element. Imagine hundreds
or thousands of such facilities tucked away in every corner of the world,
including, oh, say, Liberia.
> Then there's the minor problem of nuclear waste.Which minor problem continues to be utterly intractable after, literally,
generations of grappling with it.
> I agree that we'll probably see quite a few more nukes built,Yep. Nukes will be stop-gap measures in certain times and places (and
> but I don't think it's going to change very much.
will continue to be extremely dangerous), but nuclear power generation is
not a long-term solution.
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