Fast-tracking several new nuke power plants projects wouldn’t hurt either.
“Romney energy plan aims to expand drilling on federal land”
And. . .?
That’s a problem because . . . ?
There shouldn’t be such a thing as federal land.
Given the huge reserves of thorium we have in the USA, developing LFTR technology to maturity and building over 100 1,000 MW LFTR reactor plants means not only hundreds of thousands of high-paying engineering and construction jobs, but also means a dramatic reduction in the need for imported petroleum products and a huge leap up in electric generating capacity, which makes it possible for a major means to reduce air pollution: electrifying all the major long-distance railroad lines in the USA. And unlike large-scale wind and solar power installations, LFTR plants are no threats to large scale bird migration you get from large wind farms and no excessive need for land like what solar power installations require.