Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wind Power: It Not Only Blows, it Sucks
Of course our lame duck Governor is high on wind generated power as part of his
Thorium is 4 times more abundant than uranium.
The radiotoxic by-products last for tens of years rather than thousands of years.
It is easier to utilize.
The problem is that thorium cannot simply be plugged into existing nuclear reactors. New reactors would essentially need to built from scratch. Getting permission to build a new nuclear reactor is nearly impossible. Instead we invest our energy dollars in deadly technologies. How many people have been killed in gas power plants compared to nuclear power plants in the last 50 years? Ignorance is powerful.