Nuclear Fusion

Appears to be (at least at the current state of the art) an incredibly expensive way to generate -900MWe… Go European Union!!!

Don’t worry, the next revision, ITER, will generate -600MWe, and the version after, named DEMO, may break even energy-wise by 2050 :-D

Some very interesting issues around the economies of maintenance at large scale… 20k millisieverts per hour and an 800c reactor vessel after 1 month of cooling anyone? Not to mention 16kg of tritium injection per day (current total global sales = 0.2kg per year)  :-P

Time for a visit methinks :-D


Winston Churchill on Peril

“We have surmounted all the perils and endured all the agonies of the past. We shall provide against and thus prevail over the dangers and problems of the future, withhold no sacrifice, grudge no toil, seek no sordid gain, fear no foe. All will be well. We have, I believe, within us the life-strength and guiding light by which the tormented world around us may find the harbour of safety, after a storm-beaten voyage.”

       —Winston Churchill, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, 9 November 1954