Came across this item on the Clean Technica blog which has a practical view of energy that’s sadly lacking on those that oppose it. Hell in the UK when Torness , a nuclear power station, was being built many locals had a sticker that said “nuclear power? No thanks. Atop an image of the sun. I laughed, I still laugh and to this day usually ascribe such glorious ignorance to those that want to save the planet but ONLY within their ideological boundaries on what’s comfy technology wise. In most cases their comfort level is fire , then you have the raw foodies who’ve not even gotten that far but more abuse on that natural crowd later. Natural does not equal good in all, hell most cases. That people post these online rather than using a “natural” rock to stand and engage passers by with leads me to question their commitment to the atavistic tendencies that seem to serve them so well with the diet.
Anyway. Let’s get back to the portable nuclear generators and how fricking handy these will be if we can avoid the people that work at Jiffy Lube ever getting these in for service.. 😀
Hyperion Power Generation, for example, is focusing on a heating unit that is small enough to fit on the back of an over-the-road truck that can produce 70 MW of thermal energy constantly for several years. I spoke to the company founder for The Atomic Show Podcast and he explained how his company is establishing the supply chain needed to build 4,000 units that will be able to provide heat for about $3 per million BTU. By comparison, liquified natural gas sold in Japan last week for $20 per million BTU.