Skip to comments.Obama could kill fossil fuels overnight with a nuclear dash for thorium
Posted on 08/29/2010 12:01:55 PM PDT by Nachum
If Barack Obama were to marshal Americas vast scientific and strategic resources behind a new Manhattan Project, he might reasonably hope to reinvent the global energy landscape and sketch an end to our dependence on fossil fuels within three to five years. We could then stop arguing about wind mills, deepwater drilling, IPCC hockey sticks, or strategic reliance on the Kremlin. History will move on fast.
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Actually, I’ve been saying this for years. And I want bids on the stock of the first company allowed to try this.
Besides, Obama spent our allowance money already.
I would prefer that the government not be accumulating all of these trillions and trillions of debt, but if they are going to be spending these insane amounts of money, this is actually the sort of stuff I think they should be spending it on: energy resources and infrastructure.
Yeah, apparently, Ambrose does not realize 1) the cost of the Manhattan Project....in relative 1940’s monetary terms, and 2) does not realize that the US is broke... =.=
Will it strengthen the United States?
Will if weaken petrodollar fueled islamists?
The answers to those questions will tell you with 100% certainty where 0bama squats to pee on the issue.
He works for the Saudis along with McCain. They want us reliant on Saudi oil even though we have 3 to 4 time sthe saudis reserves in oil, nat gas, shale oil, methane hydrates, coal diesel,etc.
Yes, you could drive your Government Motors nuclear powered CAFE-standard-meeting thingmabob. We can’t wait for it to be planend and carried to fruition by the Ci-cago genuises. Surely the’re capable of such!
The demorats have spent our great grand children's allowance.
It is to funnel America's wealth to the Wahhabists in Saudi Arabia.
Thorium is a very promising source of energy.
Government can best help by getting all the red tape out of the way, not by paying for the development.
I agree. However, so many of our fellow citizens cannot grasp that nobama is doing what he is doing on purpose.
Wow. Let's do it. Shame on the left for not promoting this. Rightwing ho!
Is this one of those things that will crash an economy based on oil?
So true. I am constantly amazed by the sheer number of people living in a state of chronic denial.
They can't believe that Islam wants to enslave or kill everyone on Earth. They can't believe Democrats are the success of the international Communist conspiracy.
They can't believe the President with No Past is purposefully working against America and is adhering to pre-published plans for achieving its destruction perfectly.
This article works from the false assumption that Obamao might want to improve the USA. He is here to kill us.
The reality is, this is all just a way to avoid doing anything that would even resemble a free-market solution and will only increase government control over more energy resources.
With 251 million cars/trucks/motorcycles, and who knows how many airplanes, jets helicopters (military and non-military), it’s gonnna take a dammed site more than 5 years before the majority of them were somehow converted to a non-has/diesel based fuel source. But, the sooner we start, the better.
For about US$100Bn upfront, the US could save $400Bn a decade in energy costs going forward , if you use estimates of oil/gas reserves reaching a pricing plateau due to diminishing returns on remaining reserves.
However, the usefulness of additional supply will probably be wasted, as China is effectively embargoing all the rare earth minerals needed to build electric car batteries.
Either way... money spent to build 25 pebble bed reactors in the US would have done massively more good for the country’s citizens than wasting it on Fannie Freddie, AIG etc.
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