I get it. We need oil and gas. But we’ve got plenty, enough to last us…a long time — with the reserves we have today. Then, if we raise fuel economy standards we can make our reserves last that much longer.
Why the frick are we still investing in oil and gas when there’s this? From the TerraPower website:
TerraPower aims to develop a sustainable and economic nuclear energy technology using:
Next-generation safe, affordable, clean and secure technologies
Advanced materials for more durable metallic fuels
World-class leadership for dynamic reactor engineering and innovation
Supercomputing for reliable and comprehensive modeling
TerraPower’s Generation IV traveling wave reactor (TWR) offers a safe and economic form of low-carbon energy that meets base load demand for electricity. It offers enormous environmental benefits, high barriers to proliferation, and uninterrupted energy security that significantly address many of the issues faced by today’s reactors.
I’m going with Gates over Trump. In fact I wish Gates would run for President.
Invest in TerraPower. You’ll be glad you did.