Sunday, 31 January 2010

If Nuclear Fusion power works would the ecomentalists welcome it?

The short answer is "of course not".

The BBC report that:
"A major hurdle to producing fusion energy using lasers has been swept aside, results in a new report show.

The controlled fusion of atoms - creating conditions like those in our Sun - has long been touted as a possible revolutionary energy source.

However, there have been doubts about the use of powerful lasers for fusion energy because the "plasma" they create could interrupt the fusion.

An article in Science showed the plasma is far less of a problem than expected.

The report is based on the first experiments from the National Ignition Facility (Nif) in the US that used all 192 of its laser beams.

Along the way, the experiments smashed the record for the highest energy from a laser - by a factor of 20. "
Now if nuclear fusion can be made to work and provide a cheap, reliable source of power with very low emissions then will the 'warmists' and other ecomentalists welcome it? It turns out that the long answer is also "of course not" because the ecomentalists are less interested in clean power and reducing emissions than they are in controlling us and redistributing wealth.


Anonymous said...

Of course, what they fail to realise is that unlimited power will bring unlimited wealth.

Not a sheep said...

I'm pretty sure that economics doesn't work that way BUT enviromentalists and logic rarely go in synch.

Jon of Kent said...

Um, have you any evidence for "warmists" not being interested? Maybe I'm not looking hard enough (I need more sleep). In any case I'm one who would like to see coal, oil and gas (and nuclear fission) phased out in an ideal world, if only to be on the safe side, and I would have thought fusion is the holy grail as long as it's reasonably safe.