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Rick Maltese
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See my Book in progress Chapters 1 - 4 are posted at my crowd funding campaign web site https://www.patreon.com/posts/chapter-4-from-3240659
Chapter FourLearning From Our Mistakes. "The discovery of nuclear reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than the discovery of matches."      -        Albert EinsteinEinstein is saying it’s what we do with technology that becomes destructive or beneficial. The choice is ours. Einstein made jokes about the capacity of human stupidity. It rings true that we have laid a path for our own destruction. Our biggest problem is...
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Dr. Stephen Boyd reveals some of his strategy for a business case. He makes a convincing argument for using MSRs specifically for chemical processes without producing electricity.
https://youtu.be/bpSUX-g7Jug
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I just noticed it's been a while. New members welcome. This group started out of a common interest in sorting out the truth about wind and solar and how our suspicion about an all of the above energy policy is not a wise idea. The latest bit I have heard is from Spain offered by Alex Cannara in our facebook group energy reality

http://www.facebook.com/groups/energyreality 

 "By the way, we attended a presentation by a Spanish economist re wind markets in Spain. They do crazy things like subsidizing wind farms, but allowing them to do arbitrage -- sell more than capacity 1 day ahead, but buy back power on the market as the next time divisions occur before delivery. They thus make $ ahead, shore up their shortfall at lower prices, and eventually deliver less than their 1st bid. For them, the subsidy + wind variability offers money-making opportunities. 

The economist said they're not building more wind because it's too expensive. And, the market goofiness needs fixing. 

I hear also that some Euro wind farms are declaring not "nameplate" capacity, but something like ~70% of that ("registered" capacity), so they can avoid certain fees and not look so bad in the market as winds vary. This may encourage arbitrage as well." 
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Their name is the Sierra Club which literally means "saw" as in cutting blade but they rely heavily on the momentum of the past successes. Is the name "sierra" fitting? If a saw cuts then it is fitting because their fundraising is promoting wind and solar but not nuclear. Such a policy that ignores the best solution does cut lives. 
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Mike Conley provided some hard to believe
claims these guys are making.

http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/11/germanys-grid-is-one-of-worlds-most-reliable/

Mentions Canada's statistics too.

Also this one seems pretty far fetched too

http://cleantechnica.com/2014/01/24/forget-intermittency-nrel-says-wind-energy-can-boost-grid-reliability/
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Simon Irish talks about "Value of Molten Salt design in SMR innovation" discusses the financial side and why what he calls solving the trilemma gives the MSR the opportunity be a good investment. The safety profile is the most significant driver of cost and the MSR excels in that area.
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I have been catching up on the talks recently posted by Gordon McDowell and am quite excited at the quality of the talks and the potential for innovation. Don Larson discusses another business case of creating fuel from SMRs which he says have been around for decades on submarines and carriers.
The idea of recycling CO2 is unique as far as I know. It takes sea water and produces low carbon high quality fuel that simply puts it back in the air after extracting it from the ocean.
https://youtu.be/G8zOHZINyG8
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The moment in the image above capture Don L bexplaining how a submarine makes plenty of it's own deslinated water from it's nuclear reactor.
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Alex is a true activist for improving the quality of life but more than that saving the oceans which could mean millions of lives including humans.
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Composer, Blogger, Web Designer
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  • http://leadsheetz.com
    Music Services, present
  • http://rickmaltesemusic.com
    Composer, Blogger, Web Designer, present
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    Centennial College, 2001 - 2006
  • Newchoir
    Accompanist/Assist. Conductor, 2010 - 2010
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Musician, Web Designer, Pro-Nuclear Blogger
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My music is my main passion and I have a GIG's page and you can hear samples of my composing and songwriting 

I have two nuclear blogs one covers thorium a nuclear energy alternative that could save the planet. http://thoriummsr.com and http://dregulatetheatom.com

the other is "The Balancing Act" which covers a variety of things that interest me. http://okfrank.blogspot.com

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