Monday, July 9, 2012

Another Way is Possible


In the second part of this show, Max Keiser interviews Kevin Sara of the TuNur solar export project of Tunisia about solar exports from the Middle East and toxic derivatives exports from the City of London.

The solar project entails using solar power to heat surface panels. The heat from the panels is transferred to a central location and then used to boil water. The water creates an energy sink that allows continuous withdrawals of energy and thereby solves the problem of storage.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IpZ41zDDp5g

The project uses principles similar to the boiling water nuclear reactor design. but dispenses with the toxic fuel and instead uses Sol Power!


1 comment:

  1. Majia,

    Here's the problem with power in the United States: like everything else, it's controlled by corporate interests.

    Approximately 40-50% of our electricity requirements are for lighting. It's more like 40% of the actual usage, but when you consider the cost of making the lighting equipment, selling light bulbs, and replacing light bulbs, it gets closer to 50%.

    LED technology can reduce the lighting demand by probably 50-75%.

    And we have that technology today. Furthermore, LED lighting can be made to last about 100X as long as incandescent and 50x as long as Compact Flourescent. And LED's are dirt cheap.

    Great, so why don't we use it? If we could reduce 50% of our electricity demand by 75% or 37..5% tomorrow we don't need nuke power anymore. Ahhh, but look at who would benefit - the consumer would benefit with lower electricity bills - they wouldn't have to change light bulbs out anymore, and they would have instant on lighting. But who would lose? The power companies; the light bulb companies (GE???) You would no longer have to have light fixtures - so the light fixture companies would lose - and - you could lower the use of copper wire in your house .

    So consumers would benefit

    And corporate interests would lose.

    Is there any wonder they are dragging their feet on this technology???

    Geothermal heat pumps use 30-50% less energy over their lifetimes. than all electric counterparts. Now, you do lose some of that in installation costs, and widespread geothermal use may have some environmental impacts - but certainly nothing like nuclear meltdowns.

    I think we should make Geothermal heat systems and LED bulbs mandatory starting in 2013 - with difficult to get special dispensation for those who cannot use those technologies.. Instantly our usage of energy would begin to drop.

    At the same time, we can implement a few of these renewable energy technologies - and then, just maybe then we have enough money left over to shut down and put this nuclear technology nightmare in our past.

    James

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