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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2016 8:00 am 
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The long expected documentary on molten salt reactors and thorium, produced by Myriam Tonelotto, was aired last Tuesday on ARTE, the Franco-German culture TV-channel, which can be received in many European countries. The documentary features several people, already well-known on this forum: Kirk Sorensen, David LeBlanc, Daniel Heuer, Jan-Leen Kloosterman and also, virtually, Alvin Weinberg. It was quite worthwile to watch.

The duration of the documentary is about 1 hour and 30 minutes:

German version:

Thorium - Atomkraft ohne Risiko?

French version:

Thorium, la face gâchée du nucléaire

It is expected that is documentary will also be sold to and broadcast in many other countries in the coming months, hopefully also in English.


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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2016 1:57 pm 
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Good news, camiel. Thanks for posting this. Apparently no English version.

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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2016 2:55 pm 
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camiel wrote:
The long expected documentary on molten salt reactors and thorium, produced by Myriam Tonelotto, was aired last Tuesday on ARTE, the Franco-German culture TV-channel, which can be received in many European countries. The documentary features several people, already well-known on this forum: Kirk Sorensen, David LeBlanc, Daniel Heuer, Jan-Leen Kloosterman and also, virtually, Alvin Weinberg. It was quite worthwile to watch.

The duration of the documentary is about 1 hour and 30 minutes:

German version:

Thorium - Atomkraft ohne Risiko?

French version:

Thorium, la face gâchée du nucléaire

It is expected that is documentary will also be sold to and broadcast in many other countries in the coming months, hopefully also in English.


Thanks - we saw it. My wife now knows a bit about Thorium :)

Interesting presentation with the cartoon Alvin Weinberg. Generally very positive.


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PostPosted: Oct 09, 2016 3:20 pm 
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The documentary by Myriam Tonelotto has now been made available with English subtitles, with the title

Thorium: the far side of nuclear power

It is available on the 'ARTE in English' website until December 19th, 2016.


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PostPosted: Oct 10, 2016 3:52 pm 
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Thank you, camiel, for the English subtitles link. Alvin Weinberg in cartoon? Very interesting.

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PostPosted: Oct 10, 2016 8:05 pm 
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Extremely entertaining. Thanks for posting.


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PostPosted: Oct 10, 2016 8:45 pm 
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In the movie 1:12:00 chatting about why MSR (Thor) not going ahead, I would like to add price of power right now is very cheap in N America.

http://www.eia.gov/electricity/wholesale/

US average price is $29.48 per MW.
I took the current year 2016 average column (G) and checked the total column to average at $29.48

Even in a province like Ontario were 90% of the power comes from either renewables or nuclear the average price of power for 2016 is extremely low at $16.50 per MW.
http://www.ieso.ca/Pages/Power-Data/price.aspx

There is such an over supply of power capacity in N America right now, its silly to put money into something that is already saturated.


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PostPosted: Oct 11, 2016 1:35 pm 
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Wilson,

New nuclear technology is going forward because eventually energy prices will begin to reflect serious concerns over climate change and nuclear is the only energy technology capable of actual mitigation and adaptation assist.

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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2016 3:55 pm 
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There is a glut of electricity, but a growing shortage of firm capacity.

As a result, grids will be forced to split payment between (1) provision of firm capacity, and (2) actual supply. We've seen this already with the UK's capacity auctions.

Retail prices will tend towards a higher fixed charge, and a lower unit charge - as telephone bills have already done. Unless that is Governments try and stop that.


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