Monday, September 27, 2010

Small Modular Reactors

This Topsider, I was never a Snipe, is impressed by Hyperion Power. If they can cut prices fm $50 million to $20 million per unit they will move 10,000 and that would break the oil tyrants. Russia would revert to being an annoyance in Europe's back yard. Japan and India would be much stronger and more stable in the face of Chinese pressure. Oil would revert to being one commodity among many transiting sea lanes kept safe by the USN. The Arabs would sink back into the obscurity they had earned a hundred years ago. Within three generations in most places Islam would probably decay to a rural sect.

Personally I look forward to the day when the cost of safe secure sealed Small Modular Reactor (SMR) plants is low enough that an American Merchant marine fleet can again be built and operated competitively to carry the flag across the seas.

No comments: