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    Nah dont even go there. Uranium and coal wont get us thru this century, and EROEI issues for nat gas and crude/bitumen are fairly clear.

    One word, well 2 words, anuetronic fusion. Proton Boron11 fuel. See some of my older diaries on Polywell fusion.

    Energy efficiencies in the 1970's were low hanging fruit. Nat gas hot water furnace worked at 65% efficiency, by 1980 87%, more recently 92% for exotic co gen scenarios.

    Orbital solar would require something like a Polywell QED fusion rocketship just to provide the lift capacity to GEO sync orbit. ANd if we have fusion, that makes orbital solar moot.

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 05:53:18 PM PDT

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