Karl Denninger – one of the few WHO GETS IT: “The Thorium Fuel Cycle (liquid salt reactors) is the obvious way forward.”
Karl Denninger has an excellent post entitled “How To Truly Take Back America” at his site The Market Ticker that everyone should read. He offers a number of solutions that are dead on (as far as I can tell, my perspective being that of a conservative from Alberta, Canada) but there is one that really stood out for me. This is the suggestion that the United States make 100% energy independence a policy (I guess that’s O.K. – Nancy Pelosi recently told our premier, Ed Stelmach, that she doesn’t consider us to be a “foreign” supplier of oil!) and seriously ramping up the application of nuclear power. In particular, he states that “The Thorium Fuel Cycle (liquid salt reactors) is the obvious way forward.” It is fantastic to see more people seeing the blatantly obvious. As Mr. Denninger puts it:
We discard more fuel for these devices (it’s a natural part of coal) by a factor of ten (in terms of thermal energy available) than we burn in coal every year! That’s idiotic.
As far as I’m concerned, Karl Denninger is someone who gets it – someone who has a background in network engineering and business and has the kind of flexible, powerful and principled mind necessary for survival in this period of high uncertainty and high larceny. A stark contrast to the mental straight-jackets being worn by the commentariat employed by the MSM. I strongly recommend following his commentary if you want to stay truly informed.
(Thorium? What’s this guy talking about? … )
For those who don’t know what I’m talking about (and you’re not alone), watch this presentation on LFTRs (liquid fluoride thorium reactor) by someone who is rapidly becoming another one of my heroes – Kirk Sorensen: