Boris: We need nuclear power

#1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/...4AVCBQYIV0?xml=/opinion/2006/03/02/do0201.xml

"If the Government decided to build a nuclear reactor today, there are only half a dozen people who have the experience to do it in this country, and they have all retired." ... we can't even build our own nukes any more!
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It is terrifying to think that Mr Putin, or any less amenable successor, could have his thumbs on our gas feed-pipe
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We have too few physics graduates teaching physics; we have too few mathematicians teaching maths.
 
#3
Not_Whistlin_Dixie said:
Nuclear power might be a necessary part of the solution but is not necessarily the whole solution.

Linked article says that researchers are developing a genetically modified strain of algae that produces hydrogen gas.

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70273-0.html

The potential implications are staggering. Currently hydrogen is manufactured from natural gas or by electrolysis of water. Algae is "powered" by sunlight.
There is a weak spot though. Ever heard of algicides? :D




Edited for being a mong...
 

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