[ExI] THE END for nuclear power

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Mar 23 16:13:41 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 08:39:53AM -0700, spike wrote:

> I can imagine the populace suddenly warming to the option of global warming.

Hardly, the crop failure alone will see to that.

It would be interesting to see whether we really insist to
follow falling EROEI up to the very bitter end, or 
photovoltaics will make its mark before.

In principle you could dump insolation surplus into
and store it in compressed form in gas cylinders. 
You could burn it in a WhisperGen to make power and heat,
or in future in a fuel cell (e.g. Pt-less stable pure carbon
nanotube fuel cell prototypes have been announced today).

That, until we get batteries that work and last >10 kCycles.

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