Below is a compilation of posts I’ve made on Brave New Climate (each with plenty of hyperlinks to external resources for futher reading) which refer to nuclear power and the Gen IV exemplar design, the Integral Fast Reactor Nuclear Power (IFR). Please be sure to also read through the comments sections that follow each posting, as there are many useful updates and Q&A exchanges therein!
Counterpoint ABC radio debate – Does being green mean going nuclear?
Backstory – Barry Brook on 4th Generation Nuclear Power
Is Our Future Nuclear?
Science Show – Nuclear power plants – now safer and cheaper
Counterpoint – nuclear power and the low carbon economy
Fast Reactor Radio
“Spooked” by IFR on TV
Nuclear Power – Yes Please! (why we need nuclear energy to beat climate change)
Clean future in nuclear power
Follow Britain’s nuclear lead
Brave new power for the world
An inconvenient solution
Integral Fast Reactors for the masses
Rethinking nuclear power
IFR Facts and Discussion Series
IFR FaD 1 – Context
IFR FaD 2 – fuel use
IFR FaD 3 - the LWR versus IFR fuel cycle
IFR FaD context – the need for U.S. implementation of the IFR
IFR FaD 4 – a lifetime of energy in the palm of your hand
IFR FaD 5 – the Gen III and Gen IV nuclear power synergy – why we need both
IFR FaD 6 – fast reactors are easy to control
Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) nuclear power – Q and A
The 21st century nuclear renaissance is starting – good news for the climate
Response to an Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) critique
The Integral Fast Reactor – Summary for Policy Makers (by Steve Kirsch)
Pebble Bed Advanced High Temperature Reactor at UC Berkeley – low cost nuclear?
A Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) deployment plan for Australia (by Alex Goodwin)
Nuclear century outlook – crystal ball gazing by the WNA
Carbon emissions and nuclear capable countries
Recent nuclear power cost estimates – separating fact from myth
Would 10,000 nuclear power stations cook the planet?
Should Gen III nuclear power precede Gen IV in Australia?
Hypocrisies of the antis
Al Gore’s blind spot on nuclear power
Why is the US ignoring the Integral Fast Reactor? (by Steve Kirsch)
Hansen to Obama Pt III – Fast nuclear reactors are integral (by Jim Hansen)
Total energy independence in 12 years
Radiation – facts, fallacies and phobias
From nuclear sceptic to convert (by Haydon Manning)
What is risk? A simple explanation (by Peter Lang)
This list of posts also include what will eventually be a 6-part review series of the book by Tom Blees, Prescription for the Planet, which, within its 400 pages, describes IFR and some related technologies (boron-powered vehicles and plasma burners for waste recycling) that together circumscribe the most practical and innovate energy and sustainability solution I have yet encountered. It also looks carefully at how to achieve the energy revolution required on an international scale. It is, in my opinion, the most important book ever written on energy and climate solutions.
Prescription for the Planet – Part I
Prescription for the Planet – Part II – Newclear energy and boron-powered vehicles
Prescription for the Planet – Part III – Renewable atoms and plasma-charged waste
Prescription for the Planet – Part IV – Show me the money!
P4TP chapter 4 – everyone can now read Blees on IFR