One Seventh Of A Cent

Discuss funding sources for polywell research, including the non-profit EMC2 Fusion Development Corporation, as well as any other relevant research efforts.

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One Seventh Of A Cent

Postby MSimon » Mon May 25, 2009 10:42 pm

We need to invent cheap sources of energy NOW. Cheap enough so converting that energy to liquid fuels provides a ceiling on liquid fuel prices.

Well - talk is cheap. But I do have a suggestion. Polywell Fusion. It is no sure thing. But the cost to find out if it will work is minuscule in comparison to even a one cent rise in the cost of a gallon of gasoline. At an American consumption rate of 140 billion gallons a year, a one cent rise in the per gallon cost of gasoline would cost Americans $1.4 billion a year. What would five years of experiments (the time to get a certain yes or no answer) cost? Around $200 million. So five years of experiments would cost 1/7th of a cent a gallon for one year. And what is our government putting into the experiments? About $5 million a year. You know, with the brilliance found in our current Congress it is a wonder that any of them can move their lips and talk at the same time.


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Re: One Seventh Of A Cent

Postby MSimon » Thu May 28, 2009 12:19 am

DavidWillard wrote:
MSimon wrote:
a one cent rise in the per gallon cost of gasoline would cost Americans $1.4 billion a year. What would five years of experiments (the time to get a certain yes or no answer) cost? Around $200 million. So five years of experiments would cost 1/7th of a cent a gallon for one year. l


How about 1 full cent to pursue all the options like cleaner fission an waste disposal like Thorium Salt reactors. (Flouride and Chloride versions), disposal of the wastes we have, superfund cleanup pork add-on, or the gosh forbid cleaner coal initiative.
Park the nuclear subs and feed the grid.

The Apollo Moon mission costed what women wore for makeup in that decade.


I fear the government would waste most of it buying political favors. Good idea though. But then you get into green politics and gridlock.
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