The Chinese are running away with thorium energy, sharpening a global race for the prize of clean, cheap, and safe nuclear power. Good luck to them. They may do us all a favour.
So starts an article in The Telegraph by Ambrose Evans-Pitchard.
Indeed China is becoming an important player in the “green race”. So we learned at ThEC12 in Shanghai which was hosted by their Thorium Program leaders at CAS and SINAP. Much about their efforts can be found in the video presentations on our ThEC12 site.
The article ends: You can view it as a technology race or a joint venture in the common interest. It hardly matters which. If the Chinese can crack thorium, the world will need less oil, coal, and gas than feared. Wind turbines will vanish from our landscape. There will be less risk of a global energy crunch, less risk of resource wars, and less risk of a climate tipping point.
Who can object to that?
Head over to The Telegraph to read the entire story “China blazes trail for 'clean' nuclear power from thorium”
Further recommended reading by Ambrose Evans-Pitchard at The Telegraph:
Safe nuclear does exist, and China is leading the way with thorium
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