Re: [asa] Re: Renewable energy

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <>
Date: Tue Mar 31 2009 - 09:51:57 EDT

On 3/30/09, Murray Hogg <> wrote:
> Hi Burgy,/
> If one is strictly speaking of RENEWABLE energy then nuclear is excluded
> because it's not a renewable resource.
What I have seen in several places, Murray, is that the above may not
be true. It seems to be true of plants built on past technology -- but
there are other nuclear technologies (breeder? ) (fast neutron?)
(thorium?) etc. that use fuel at a rate that could last 1000s of
years. Joe Schuster, in his book BEYOND FOSSIL FOOLS, makes this
argument -- he has a web site which goes into detail. Strictly
speaking, the energy sources proposed for these are at least as
renewable as fusion technology.

I don't claim to have sorted all this stuff out. Yet. My recent
article in the Bugle ( assumed nucular
was not a renewable. I may have to write a retraction.



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