How Many Fast Reactors Will the US Build in the Next 50 Years?

None, according to Bill Gates here:

This is the first time someone talked about “killer application” for nuclear, says Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Poneman, who interviewed Bill Gates in this video.

Thanks for this Tweet by Robert Wilson for the link.

Maybe there will be a long shot chance for nuclear to contribute something if his Terrapower concept works out. But that will take another ten years at least.


Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003,

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