States Clean Electric Power
States could achieve Clean Energy by building and operating 500
Power Plants. The power plant would be manufactured
at the rate of one per week. The construction of the facilities to house
the power plants would take about 3 to 4 years to complete. The power
plants would be located where the energy demand is the highest to reduce
the cost of transmission lines. After ten to fifteen years, United
States could export the power plants to other countries.
and Uranium Power Plants
would be 50% efficient and generate clean electricity cheaper than
coal or about 3 cents per kilowatt. If process energy were used in people’s homes and
businesses, the power plant’s efficiency could increase to 85%. Chemical
companies could use process energy to make petroleum and consumer
1,200 Megawatt power plant, for example, would burn a metric ton of thorium or uranium
and would generate 10 Billion kilowatt-hours of electricity that is
$1 billion at 10 cent per kilowatt. Power plant would reprocess the fuel onsite. The metric
ton of waste would have 300-year lifetime compared to 10,000 to
100,000 years from nuclear power plants.
The spent fuel stored at 104 existing nuclear power plants along
with depleted uranium, thorium, and plutonium left over from the
cold war would be processed into fuel for the Thorium and Uranium
power plants. There is enough thorium and uranium to supply the
United States energy needs for over 10,000 years.
Mirror Power Plants are three times more efficient
than existing power plants. Matter
and mirror matter are converted into Mirror Energy according to the
mass times the speed of light squared. Using the same example, a
1,200 Megawatt power plant would use 200 grams of mirror fuel and
would generate 10 billion kilowatt hours of electricity with an
estimated value of $1 billion at 10 cent per kilowatt.
power plants could be upgraded. This would save both time and money
by utilizing the existing infrastructure. After the power plants
become operational, the existing builds, cooling towers, etc would
be demolished. The excess property make available for homes,
businesses, schools, and parks.
There is mirror matter to supply the World's energy needs for
billions of years.
and Wind would
continue to provide clean energy. Hydroelectric generates averages
about 4% depending upon the weather. Solar, wind and other clean
energy sources would supply about 1%.
Grid would replace the Smart
Grid because the demand for electrical power would be flat
throughout the day and night. The Smart Grid implements the Cap and
Trade System for carbon dioxide emissions tax that could triple
electrical rates from 10 to 30 cents per kilowatt-hour. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has
developed regulations for a $1 trillion/year Carbon Tax (5 billion
tons of carbon dioxide at $200 per metric ton). |
would be reduce by 2.5 billion metric tons.
Economics The 1,200 Megawatt
power plant would cost
about $1 billion. A proposed Federal Tax Incentive would enable
companies to depreciate the new power plants over five years and
have a five-year payback. After five years, the power plant would
have $200 million before tax profit or pay $100 million in federal
taxes and have $100 million in after tax profits. For 400 power
plants, companies would make $40 billion and pay $40 billion in
federal income taxes.
Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Power who reports to
the Secretary of Energy, would have the authority to license, monitor, and
export the power plants to other countries. The Office of Nuclear Power
currently helps led the Generation
IV International Forum,
collaboration on the next generation of nuclear power plants to meet the
World’s future clean energy needs. The
Regulatory Administration would be responsible for monitoring
the existing 104 nuclear power plants until they are decommissioned.