The international Russian news channel, Russia Today, have covered Thorium Energy and report that scientists backing it claim that it's the answer to our future energy needs without the threat of conflicts and climate changes.
We all use energy, but at what cost?
Energy security is why many modern wars are fought.
Oil is running out, and there does not seem to be a viable alternative in sight.
However, unbeknownst to most, there is an energy source that is clean, green and abundant all over the globe. Thorium is a nuclear fuel, and its supporters believe it will change the world.
“Conflicts that we see today based around energy could go away,” said chief nuclear technologist of Teledyne Brown Engineering Kirk Sorensen. “These energy sources that I am talking about that do not emit carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases, and do not produce dangerous waste, could enable us to have cleaner water, cleaner air and less intrusion on our environment from energy production.”
This story also gives an honest explanation on the problematics why thorium have been given little attention among politicians. Mostly because low public support as most people tend to see renewables as the only viable option for investments and a lack of understanding is a main issue which needs to be addressed.
“There is a lot of focus on renewables at the moment so maybe that is why they feel there is more public support for renewables rather than nuclear [sources of energy],” said a project manager at Aker Solutions, Victoria Ashley. “I think if they truly understood the potential of thorium, then they would realize that it is a good investment."
Even if there still is no consensus among scientist concerning the possibility of thorium as a conventional energy source, RT points out that during the thorium conference in london, spokesmen for Thorium Energy urges public and politicians to give it a go because it could change the world.
Scientists hail metal thorium as alternative source of energy, RT
RT, Russia Today