The case for Thorium. 25. Will produce electrical energy at about 4 cents per kWh.

Produces electrical energy at about 4 cents per kWh.

The United States sources of Electricity generation is one third from Natural Gas, one third from Coal and one third from non fossil fuel sources.

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The cost to produce electricity with Thorium nuclear power should be about 40% less than Advanced Nuclear and about 30 % less than from Coal (with scrubbers)  Solar generation is about 4 times more expensive (without subsidies) Wind power is cheaper when the wind blows, but the generation capacity has to be there even when the wind doesn’t blow, so the only gain from wind power is to lessen the mining or extraction of carbon. In addition, wind power kills birds, the free yearly quota of allowable Bald Eagle kills was upped from 1200 to 4200 during the Obama administration. ( Golden Eagles and a few other rare birds has a quarter of a million dollar fine associated with their kills. If wind power is increased without finding a solution to the bird kills, whole species may be extinct. Solar power is, and will be used in special applications such as on roofs for backup and peak power assist. Hydroelectric power is for all practical purpose maxed out, so nearly all future increase must come from Coal, Natural Gas, Petroleum or Nuclear. Thorium powered Nuclear Generators is the way to go.

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Retired engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, computer chip manufacturing and finally adjunct faculty at Pennsylvania State University, taught just one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

One thought on “The case for Thorium. 25. Will produce electrical energy at about 4 cents per kWh.”

  1. Why does America …knowing these facts …not close all FF based electric generation in America?
    Answer is all Am.’s electric generation is a “regulated for profit business” therefor would take a gigantic cut in profits ! if converted to a cheaper generation system!
    If all electric utilities were consumer owned it would change toe paridime totally!
    The problem is the capitolistic sustem of economic activity where it never should have been!
    All necessary utilities roads, power ,hospital & med services cannot be successful if left to the for profit system !
    America is now being trashed by the for profit expansion into necessary services insted of being confined to ghoice type businesses like restraunts ,
    Also America has been politically taken over by the for profit gontrollers of our Government the dem & rep parties!
    They do not represent the thinking of the American people!
    America is controled by money interists not will of the people !
    See what runs political activity money !
    Not philosophies of pest governmet in action! Oe what is good for the average 70% of the people!
    After the dec 6th debakle it seems obvious that a revolution to take over all Gov is the only solution!
    You think otherwise ? lets debate!
    Monte McKenzie 3044661350 email,

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