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Nuclear-Hydrogen-Biomass System - Slides - Dr Charles W. Forsberg .pdf    Quick slide show explanation.
1. Carbon-neutralizing the entire world means building thousands of Nuclear-Hydrogen-Biomass Clean Energy Parks for mass producing synthetic CO2-Neutral fossil fuel equivalent fuels from natural ingredients.
2. SYNTHETIC BIOFUELS are made by gasifying plant carbon into CO-rich syngas then adding hydrogen gas in the presence of catalysts to synthesize liquid hydrocarbon fuel molecules like gasoline, diesel, etc.
3. Called CLEAN ENERGY PARKS, these sites are intended to be platforms for industries offering clean energy solutions that need the abundant electricity and very hot heat available from nuclear reactors.

Below: The abstract image above is presented in practical commercial form using proven industrial equipment.

Click for individual equipment pages>     Foreword     Introductory Articles     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9 (Reversing Climate Change)
(Plasma torches break matter down into it's basic atoms, plus some loose electrons flying around the atoms causing the plasma to glow.  Although rare on earth, plasma, (think lightning, Star Trek), is the fourth state of matter. It's the most common form of matter in space.)

Rebuilt coal power plants are PLAN B for stopping Climate Change.
It's HEAT, not electricity, that counts in the long run. The world runs on heat engines. Wind and solar make very little heat.
No one is giving much thought to what will happen when SUV and semi-truck gas guzzlers turn into SUV and semi-truck electricity guzzlers.

Would it be worth living with nuclear's problems if that's what it took to end Climate Change's problems?  It is for this engineer.
   Check out how well wind, solar, electric cars, your grandfather's nuclear technology, and everything else anyone is doing in the struggle to stop Climate Change:  http://www.iea.org/tcep/power/nuclear/

Only massive amounts of very cheap heat energy from nuclear reactors can be expected to make a comfortable future possible. The re-usability of readily available unneeded coal power plant sites is fortunate.
In the author's opinion, the long-term possibility of danger from thousands of small nuclear power reactors is far less than the long term certainty of wars precipitated by food-stressed populations due to Climate Change.

(Below) U.S. Coal Power Plant Shutdown Schedule.  Red - 2000 to 2014, Yellow - 2014 to 2050.

The world's coal power plant sites could be producing several times the clean fuel energy as the energy they are producing now burning coal.
Who are they and their retirement status.?  https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Existing_U.S._Coal_Plants 

Pennsylvania State Redevelopment Agency Seeks To Revitalize De-commissioned Power Plants.

An article for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (4/21, Legere) reported that old coal-fired power plants which have been de-commissioned in the last decade because they “couldn’t compete with cheaper energy sources, lower demand and stricter air pollution rules” may find new uses as the result of a redevelopment project administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PDCED)  https://dced.pa.gov/  . The agency’s “playbook – the first in a series planned for closed Pennsylvania coal plants – is written to inspire developers’ interest in reusing the shuttered Mitchell site and the surrounding 800 acres of woods and fields mounded with mining waste rock and a coal ash landfill.” PDCED Senior Energy Advisor Denise Brinley is quoted saying, “We want to engage with the development community in a meaningful way and get these sites back into reuse. We have a lot of work to do. There’s a lot of them.” The Post-Gazette added that “in Pennsylvania, 11 power plants have shut down coal-fired generating units since 2010 and another three have converted to run on natural gas.” TRC Companies Plant Redevelopment Specialist Ed Malley “said there is no federal law to keep closed power plants from sitting cold and dark indefinitely,” and he is quoted saying that “the whole thing turns on economics,” adding, “if there is a valuable piece of property that has a power plant on it, chances are that someone will want it. But if the site doesn’t have a lot of value, it is very difficult.”

Climate Change Has Run Its Course - Its descent into social-justice identity politics is the last gasp of a cause that has lost its vitality.
A case in point is climate campaigners’ push for clean energy, whereas they write off nuclear power because it doesn’t fit their green utopian vision. A new study of climate-related philanthropy by Matthew Nisbet found that of the $556.7 million green-leaning foundations spent from 2011-15, “not a single grant supported work on promoting or reducing the cost of nuclear energy.” The major emphasis of green giving was “devoted to mobilizing public opinion and to opposing the fossil fuel industry.”  - For the full article:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/climate-change-has-run-its-course-1528152876 

Your author agrees. Fossil fuels are too important for mankind to abandon except in the case where more BTUs (or Joules) can be obtained for less money from non-fossil fuels. This site's goal.

"Technological fixes are often far simpler, and therefore cheaper, than the doomsayers could have imagined."

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