The Atomic Show #027 – Nuclear power for remote areas
Small nuclear power plants can deliver the benefits of electrical power to the 2 billion people that currently do not have access to electricity.
Shane and I were inspired by an article titled “Nuclear to the rescue” by Paul Driessen who also wrote “Eco-Imperialism: Green Power Black Death.”.
I had posted a comment about the article for my Atomic Insights blog at Inspiring way to start the day and I was still excited enough with renewed enthusiasm for the concept of using nuclear power to alleviate human suffering that we talked for nearly an hour.
During the hour, we also mentioned solar powered cookers, the Sturgis (scroll down a bit in the article to find a picture of the ship) and the NS Savannah
The concept of using nuclear energy to provide power to remote areas is not new to me; I presented a paper titled Nuclear Power for Remote Areas almost exactly ten years ago. The anniversary of hurricane Katrina and the onset of another hurricane season have reminded me, a normally spoiled American who can sometimes take power for granted, just how uncomfortable it is to live without reliable electricity.
I am grateful to Mr. Driessen for reminding me of one of the reasons that I never gave up on Adams Atomic Engines, even when others tried to convince me that the world did not want what we had to offer.
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