Vijay Jayaraj, Climate Scientist, Contributor to Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation: Wind factories surround my hometown of Chennai, India, and our industries suffer severe losses due to the damage caused by the unstable, intermittent electricity they produce. The claim that wind energy is clean and green is a myth to environmentalists like me who have witnessed its devastating effects firsthand. If you do not raise your voice against the daylight murder of birds in your own backyards, it will be too late to save many species of birds. Before you save the planet, save your own birds.
Zambia wants to benefit from nuclear energy, nuclear medicine and nuclear science. Russia and Rosatom are offering to help. North America and Europe are not helping nearly as much.
Kelvin Kemm is a nuclear physicist and Chairman of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation and Nuclear Africa (Pty) Ltd: South Africa possesses the world’s richest thorium mine, Steenkampskraal in the Western Cape. The mine was discovered in the late 1940s and produces valuable Rare Earth materials, plus thorium. Research into using thorium in nuclear reactors was carried out in the United States in the late 1950s and also in Germany and the United Kingdom in the early to mid-1960s. Most of the thorium used in all of these reactors came from the Steenkampskraal mine.
Rosatom, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is a global technological leader for development of nuclear energy and nuclear science applications. It offers more help than most other leading nuclear energy countries.
The company has assets and competencies to work at all stages of the nuclear production chain from uranium mining to decommissioning of nuclear facilities and spent nuclear fuel management.ROSATOM brings together about 400 enterprises and organizations, including the world's only nuclear icebreaker fleet. It is the largest electricity generating company in Russia, accounting for 18.7% of the country’s total generation of electricity. ROSATOM is the third in the world in nuclear power generation. The corporation is the global leader in simultaneous implementation of NPP power units and has the largest portfolio of foreign construction projects (36 NPP units in 12 countries). ROSATOM manufactures equipment and produces isotopes for nuclear medicine, carries out research and material studies. It also assembles supercomputers and designs software as well as different nuclear and non-nuclear innovative products. The company has business ventures covering various clean energy projects, including wind energy. ROSATOM has second largest uranium reserves and 17% of the global nuclear fuel market.
Thomas Brown, writer, Thomas Gold, physicist at University of Cambridge, England, Harvard University, Cornell University. He was interested in the abiogenic formation of fossil fuels: These comments are by University of Connecticut Emeritus Professor of Physics, Howard Cork Hayden about Thomas Gold's work, which is the basis of this article by Thomas Brown.
"I have read Thomas Gold’s work, and find it fascinating. When we look at the oceans of methane on Titan, and see spectra from methane all around, we have to ask why the earth should be excluded from the family of bodies around the sun that have primordial methane."
"I quarrel with this: 'Coal is amazingly pure carbon, often 90% or more, with mineral contents as low as 4%, and ash residues of less than 3%.' Carbon atoms have an atomic mass of 12, and hydrogen atoms have a mass of 1. Coal is basically CH --- one atom of each --- making coal 92% carbon by weight. Coal is neither diamonds nor graphite, the natural forms of carbon in nature; it is not pure carbon."
"Gold imagines microbes deep in the ground slowly working on CH4, removing hydrogen atoms by combining them with oxygen stolen from (say) ferric oxide to make ferrous oxide. Petroleum is close to being CH2, and coal to CH1 (CH). So if Gold’s argument is to be used, it is important not to call coal 'amazingly pure carbon.' ”