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  1. Next-Gen Nuclear: The Other Way to Make Electricity

    Alternative Energy - Solar, Geo-Thermal, Bio-fuels
    Some interesting history of why we use expensive, problem-prone water cooled reactors and why alternatives are popping up. https://www.wired.com/story/next-gen-nuclear/
  2. Pandoras Promise Trailer

    Totally Off-Topic
    There is now a trailer for the nuclear power documentary Pandora's Promise. You can watch it at http://pandoraspromise.com/
  3. U.S. intends to spend more on electric vehicle research

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Yesterday the U.S. Energy Department released its first-ever "Quadrennial Technology Review," saying it wants to increase research funding for electrified vehicles and supporting infrastructure. Its total 2011 budget was $3 billion, and the thinking by the government is it needs a faster...
  4. Thorium. The "Cleaner" Nuclear Fuel Source

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Thorium: Rare Earth Byproduct, "Cleaner" Nuclear Fuel Source What if we could build a nuclear reactor that offered no possibility of a meltdown, generated its power inexpensively, created no weapons-grade by-products, and burnt up existing high-level waste as well as old nuclear weapon...
  5. Where to from here for our electricity? (Big picture)

    Totally Off-Topic
    Hey. As electric cars become more common and eventually become the majority of vehicles, where will we get our electricity from? Power needs will go up slowly but surely, and there will be pressure to keep emissions relatively low. We have clean coal, and wind/solar is not a big contriubutor...
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