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Old 13th March 2019, 09:09 AM   #1041
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
Yeah, but ask yourself why.
because energy companies were never under actual competitive pressure until now - which is why they fold like cheap deckchairs.
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Old Today, 08:05 AM   #1042
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
Ever hear of an "elevator pitch" RBF? It's important for people to get to their point quickly if they don't want to lose their audience. I have little patience for those who don't get to their point and instead drone on. This video could have been two hours long and I would be happy to have watched the entire video if it could ever actually have said anything. But watching a 40 minute video for two minutes of content is not bearable.

BTW, I just finished watching a 38 minute presentation of the Integrated Molten Salt Reactor https://youtu.be/OgTgV3Kq49U

and before that a 48 minute video about the disadvantages of Thorium.
https://youtu.be/GAiHtrWHxK0

And before that a 1 hour 43 minute presentation of Microsoft's Hololens
https://youtu.be/mMNVSwO1yDo
Thanks for those links. There goes the evening...
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Originally Posted by Eddie Dane View Post
Thanks for those links. There goes the evening...
Sorry about that. If you want to blow tomorrow night, try this one too.

Tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory

https://youtu.be/8hA8V8y52BM

2:24 minutes


The more I learn about nuclear physics, the more I'm convinced that are problems are solvable if we can get out of our way.
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
Sorry about that. If you want to blow tomorrow night, try this one too.

Tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory

https://youtu.be/8hA8V8y52BM

2:24 minutes


The more I learn about nuclear physics, the more I'm convinced that are problems are solvable if we can get out of our way.
I'm getting really interested in clean tech.

I'm an investor and I'm looking to transition into these industries (I still hold Shell at the moment, a huge polluter).

I've been a big nuclear energy supporter since forever and thought it really was picking up when Fukushima happened. Now I think it is getting popular again thanks to Asia. Europe and the US have gone full retard, abandoning technologies that may kill some people in favour of technologies that will kill everybody. Spain is looking to shut down its nuke plants now.

Any info welcome, I'm learning a lot recently.

My 14-year-old daughter had to make a case for wave and tidal energy for a school project, I did the research with her. It's a very interesting technology. But the companies that lead the way are short of money and it frustrates me no end.
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Originally Posted by Eddie Dane View Post
I'm getting really interested in clean tech.

I'm an investor and I'm looking to transition into these industries (I still hold Shell at the moment, a huge polluter).

I've been a big nuclear energy supporter since forever and thought it really was picking up when Fukushima happened. Now I think it is getting popular again thanks to Asia. Europe and the US have gone full retard, abandoning technologies that may kill some people in favour of technologies that will kill everybody. Spain is looking to shut down its nuke plants now.

Any info welcome, I'm learning a lot recently.

My 14-year-old daughter had to make a case for wave and tidal energy for a school project, I did the research with her. It's a very interesting technology. But the companies that lead the way are short of money and it frustrates me no end.
Tidal and wave energy are both very interesting. There's a fascinating plant in Western Australia used to run a desalination plant that provides fresh water for 500,000 people.

I use to be anti-nuclear because I thought the waste problem was insolvable. But I've learned that the problem has been grossly exaggerated. In fact, it turns out that 95 percent of the waste is really unspent fuel and 4.5 of the other 5 percent is quite valuable

The other consideration seems to be preventing a nuclear accident like Fukishima and Chernobyl which like almost all nuclear plants in operation today have an inherent risk for a catastrophic accident because of the use of high pressure water as a coolant.

New Generation 4 plants that use molten salt as a coolant seem to be the future. They not only eliminate that risk, their low pressure high temperature coolant can be used for far more than power generation.

I'm excited about the possibilities. Thorium seems to be very interesting, yet almost no one wants to jump into that pool first.

As an investor, my instinct is to look at companies developing expertise in dealing with molten salt as it seems as half the energy industry is looking at it as an energy storage medium.
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