On 11/28/2012 7:05 PM, Keith Henson wrote:
In regard to Kevin B. O'Brien's comments, the Chinese are far more likely to build propulsion lasers and power sats than the US. It's possible they have already made the decision, see the recent announcement about building power sats with the Indians. They could build power sats with their PV production and sell power or power sats instead of panels.

If they do so that is great. I also recall reading that they have been looking at pebble-bed reactors as an energy source. That is all to the good. What is abundantly clear is that they have no intention at all of cutting down on their energy use and economic growth, so any environmental progress will depend on rolling out cleaner alternatives.


Kevin B. O'Brien
A damsel with a dulcimer in a vision once I saw.


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