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    United States Energy Independence - Natural Gas, Oil, Next?

    The United States is slated to become energy independent by the year 2035, thanks to bipartisan efforts in multiple administrations. We should be a net exporter of natural gas by 2020 and a net exporter of oil by 2035.

    What would we do next? What's next? Solar? Nuclear? Wind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    What would we do next? What's next? Solar? Nuclear? Wind?
    3rd gen nuclear reactors then molten-salt reactors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olo View Post
    3rd gen nuclear reactors then molten-salt reactors
    What about the nuclear reactors with molten salt fail safes?
    Also - what about them thorium nuclear reactors - arent they in the make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    What about the nuclear reactors with molten salt fail safes?
    We already have working 3rd generation reactors. Molten salt tech is still only a prototype and 20 years away.
    Also - what about them thorium nuclear reactors - arent they in the make?
    thorium would likely be the first molten salt reactor
    Last edited by Olo; 2012-11-13 at 07:48 AM.

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    We'll be energy independant at great cost. Destroying our own environment.

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