View Single Post
Old 09-14-2018, 10:19 AM   #2908 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
sendler's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Syracuse, NY USA
Posts: 2,935

Honda CBR250R FI Single - '11 Honda CBR250R
90 day: 105.14 mpg (US)

2001 Honda Insight stick - '01 Honda Insight manual
90 day: 60.68 mpg (US)

2009 Honda Fit auto - '09 Honda Fit Auto
90 day: 38.51 mpg (US)

PCX153 - '13 Honda PCX150
90 day: 104.48 mpg (US)

2015 Yamaha R3 - '15 Yamaha R3
90 day: 80.94 mpg (US)

Ninja650 - '19 Kawasaki Ninja 650
90 day: 72.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 326
Thanked 1,315 Times in 968 Posts
Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Baby step some AP1000 reactors on line.
Our second primordial energy gift. Still takes 9 years to complete an AP1000. Even in China. And reactors that rely on pumped water are a poor risk for a society that could very well collapse into a simpler state that might not be able to take care of such mega-machines. Abandoned cooling ponds will be a nightmare of toxic fires that will not go out.
Fully passive safety is easily accomplished with molten salt reactors and is a high tech solution I would be in great favor of. But again, this type of high tech development is not happening in the free market and would require an Apollo mission scale commitment from world governments to bring to fruition. This would be the only energy source dense enough to realistically heat and power Northern Mega-cities and steel and cement production after natural gas tips over the top of supply to a 4X cost in 60 years.
And this still leaves us short on liquid fuel for farming, mining our last scraps, transportation and road maintenance,ect.