The president of the Unite States of America Barack Obama could be the person to influence the usage of the ultimate alternative energy source ever discovered: THORIUM.
Contrary to misconception that we have an energy shortage, we have more energy available than we could ever consume. Today we can generate nuclear energy with an element called thorium, which is more efficient, more abundant and less hazardous than uranium.
Petr Beckmann, a czech refugee from nazism, was a pioneer in promoting nuclear power in America. He did most of his studies and research in USA, but he was not well treated by the environmental movement. Today, Beckmann could be considered a hero even by the green leaders who never saw until now that he worked on a clean, cheap and safe technology.
His work can be continued today by a team conducted by Harvard physicist John Holdren. This team was assembled at request of President Obama. Holdren is known throughout his career as concentrating on climate change, next-generation nuclear energy and nuclear disarmament.
Nuclear power plant reactors use uranium-235 which is a very expensive element and the byoproducts resulted after it’s treatment can be used to produce nuclear weapons. Well, in fact this is the reason why we use today uranium-235, despite the fact that there existed superior fuels – especially thorium.
Thorium is more abundant than uranium-235 and does not produce bio hazardous waste which can be used to create nuclear weapon. Thorium reactors are safer in general to operate, producing little radioactive threat outside their shielding. They cannot, in fact, experience a catastrophic meltdown. Besides all of these things that would recommend it, thorium reactors can be made in any size, even small enough for military aircrafts.
So why do we still use uranium-235 if we already can create nuclear energy with thorium?
For sure there are a lot of new elements in the nature that we can use to produce energy, but the interests of few governments cannot allow us to learn about them. Why? Economy won’t work as it does today, wars cannot be financially supported anymore and people cannot be controlled as today.