Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wow! "Small" Nuclear saves the planet!

Nuclear costs never seem to include all the externalities: "explore, find, mine, refine, store, transport, store, handle waste". These are huge contributors to the economic, atmospheric, land and ocean impacts of CO2 and physical damage. 600 tunnels 7km deep with drill holes & turbine plants could pipe electricity to the surface and replace all fossil fuel plants for regional power. Every airport, military base and transportation or power right-of-way could host them. And the energy (though not the electricity) "to boil water" is free, forever. How about Apollo the other way?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Stop Smoking, Get it?

Bill Moyers comment:
Stop Smoking! Tax smokers till they stop killing us with their second-hand smoke. Create true, all-encompassing policy, not just "encourage alternative energy" or "jobs" or "carbon tax" both nationally and internationally.

Reward electric-based commerce transport -- GE, Siemens, Cummins: where are electric truck engines? Battery "stations"/exchanges? (mass public charging doesn't work). Research & develop deep geothermal everywhere for regional electricity production, not just "enhanced drilling".

If Norway can dig a 17km tunnel through solid granite for $100mm, why can't we tunnel down 6 or 8 km to unlimited energy, forever ... anywhere? Create an earth energy Apollo project!