[Gasification] sustainability

Bob Stuart bobstuart at sasktel.net
Thu Jan 22 12:09:21 CST 2015

This must be a troll from under the Nuclear bridge.  I live near the  
first Uranium mines, which are still leaking and producing mutants.   
By the time they, and all the other hazards have been cleaned up,  
there is likely to be no net gain at all.  The potential of nuclear  
is tiny without re-processing, which has never worked.  It is dwarfed  
not only by wind, but by hydrothermal vents, the smallest of which  
puts out the power of several big nukes.  The only thing nukes are  
good for is producing bomb material and corruption in politics.  Just  
try to get one insured if you don't believe me.

Bob Stuart

On 22-Jan-15, at 8:49 AM, Kermit Schlansker wrote:

>                                        Ideas on Sustainability
>            We have no right to dismiss Global Warming. The  
> consequences are so dire that if the probability of warming  
> occurring were only .1% we still would have to act. Furthermore the  
> question really is whether we have to conserve or not. As the years  
> go by we will run out of many resources including fossil fuels and  
> it is imperative that we conserve them. Still another reason is  
> that by reducing consumption we can reduce the basic cost of living  
> and that will be essential at a time where poverty is everywhere.
>             It is imperative that we build more nuclear plants  
> because that is the only source of energy large enough to save us  
> from total despair. Solar, biomass and wind can never produce  
> enough to satisfy our needs. However energy sources are only  
> competitive in terms of priority and price. We need all of them.  
> Some of them are much easier to finance than nuclear and we must  
> proceed on all fronts. We must develop all types of energy  
> conservation and alternate energy production in order to keep the  
> cost and number of nuclear plants down to a manageable level.
>              Geometry is the best tool for conserving energy.  
> Cities must be designed a square mile at a time. That square mile  
> should be packed with apartment houses, factories, multi-purpose  
> buildings, a department store, and anything else that is needed for  
> every day life. Towns should be so designed that “walking to work  
> will save the earth” The construction of single family houses  
> should be stopped. The first step is to stop subsidizing them in  
> any way. Apartments will save large amounts of heating energy and  
> the compactness they can create will greatly reduce transportation  
> energy. City and county governments must assist in the formation of  
> car pools. Apartments are the only way of saving energy that costs  
> nothing because we need a place to live anyhow.
>              Energy saving devices such as cogeneration,  
> comanufacturing, combustion driven heat pumps, and solar mirrors  
> for both power generation and heating must be developed. Biomass  
> gasifying and biodigestion must be experimented with. Large amounts  
> of biomass including fruit trees must be planted. Cities must plant  
> parks and streets with edible plants. It is essential that sewage  
> be biodigested along with other biomass and used to make  
> fertilizer, fuel gas, and clean water The digestion residues can  
> initially be used for fertilizing energy crops in order to avoid  
> pollution problems
>           There should be large farms with apartment houses on them  
> rather than single family houses that destroy both cropland and  
> wilderness. Experimental farming should develop both energy and  
> food crops. Farm apartment buildings are ideal places to experiment  
> with heating, cooling, small windmills, and solar energy.
>             It is imperative that city, State, and county  
> governments get involved in initiating large energy projects such  
> as an energy farm or experimental low heat apartments. A universal  
> factory would also be a good project. In order to do this they  
> should work together to start and finance such projects. It is as  
> essential to make it easier for ordinary citizens to form  
> cooperatives and small corporations that would do energy or food  
> projects. There should be a roster in city hall of people that wish  
> to buy stock and help to form such projects.
>           Kermit Schlansker   PE     kssustain at gmail.com
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