[ RadSafe ] Nuclear Power in Saudi Arabia

Doug Huffman doug.huffman at wildblue.net
Mon Aug 23 11:23:10 CDT 2010

Well said in re petroleum as a finite industrial feedstock.  I wonder 
how much energy (advisedly) is used in reassembling petroleum like 
molecules from their constituent parts as we will when the feedstock is 
exhausted.  Feedstock is the ultimate reason for conservation.

Remember that the Solar Constant is 1350 Watts per square meter! 
Useable wind blows less than 1/3 time.

On 8/23/2010 10:56, Geo>K0FF wrote:
> When the Shah of Iran was still in power, he made comments that I found
> very enlightened. In a nutshell, he chastised the USA for "wasting"
> petroleum products by
> burning them for fuel. He pointed out that petroleum had many important
> uses in chemistry,
> plastics, medicine etc., and no doubt many more uses not discovered yet.
> After all, there was already technology in place to power
> vehicles and make electricity using other methods.
> Indeed we have only scratched the surface concerning DC electricity
> transmission, super cooled conductors, solar, bio, fuel cell, hydrogen,
> hydro, geo, and of course nuclear power.
> Here in Missouri USA, we store kinetic energy at night by pumping water
> to the top of a mountain, holding it there for peak use times during the
> day.
> George Dowell
> GEOelectronics
> New London Nucleonics Lab
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