A friend just shared a link to this video of a Russian nuclear powered ice breaker speeding to the North Pole at 16 knots, using 1 pound of uranium per day to drive a 25,000 tons ship through pack ice. Displays of power like this should help people understand just why nuclear energy is so darned interesting. It is a reliable source of controllable power that humans can use for accomplishing beneficial tasks that are simply not possible with weak and unreliable power sources.
About Rod Adams
Rod Adams is an atomic energy expert with small nuclear plant operating and design experience, now serving as a Managing Partner at Nucleation Capital, an emerging climate-focused fund. Rod, a former submarine Engineer Officer and founder of Adams Atomic Engines, Inc., one of the earliest advanced nuclear ventures, has engaged in technical, strategic, political, historic and financial discussion and analysis of the nuclear industry, its technology and policies for several decades. He is the founder of Atomic Insights and host and producer of The Atomic Show Podcast.
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