Thursday, March 06, 2008

The energy of the future

Yep, it's nuclear - not solar, not wind, and not even geothermal. Although as William Tucker points out, geothermal is a close cousin of nuclear: it's just energy flowing from naturally-occurring nuclear reactions deep in the Earth. What we call "nuclear" power ("terrestrial" energy as Tucker cleverly calls it) is the same energy in a controlled container.

Read Tucker's short talk here. He covers the basics of nuclear energy, the alternatives, and accidents and waste disposal. As he explains, the last problem is political , not scientific or technical.

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