I promise to investigate, push, nag, explain, champion and do everything else in my very unconsiderable power to get the United States to implement a Nuclear Power program.
We need to break the cycle of buying petroleum products from the Middle East, Russia and Venezuela. We must stop supplying them with so much of our money.
Though we have tons of oil, natural gas and coal, I believe we should reserve most of that for transportation.
We can and should utilize a natural resource that is efficient, radically non-polluting and safe. Uranium is that resource.
Hyperion Power Generation, Inc. has developed shed sized nuclear generators that can power 20,000 homes.
It’s efficient because power is generated where it’s used. It’s flexible because projects can be built quickly when needed. It saves money in the long run because there’s less need for expensive transmission lines that carry the power elsewhere. And if one generator fails, its relatively small size means it doesn’t threaten the stability of the entire system.
THAT’s what I’m talking about – this system of nuclear power generation, if viable, solves many problems all at once.
Power Grid: The fragility of our current power grid and it’s susceptability to terrorist attack, human and other failure is deeply troubling.
Loss of Power In Transmission: As has already been mentioned here in regards to electric vehicles, power can not be transferred across mediums and along long distances with out losing power. That is one of the huge reasons that solar power produced in Death Valley is not a feasible power source. You can not take it from there to here with out loosing power rendering it either vastly expensive and inefficient. If your power source is local you are not shedding as much power thus you are more efficient.
Pollution: Nuclear is clean.
This form of nuclear power provision is relatively cheap.
‘Our goal is to generate electricity for 10 cents a kilowatt hour anywhere in the world,’ said John Deal, chief executive of Hyperion. ‘They will cost approximately $25m [£16m] each. For a community with 10,000 households, that is a very affordable $2,500 per home.’
And so, my promise is to fight for more nuclear power.
Thank you for your support. Go Piranhas!!!!