Some vested interests want you to think that Japan’s new renewable energy feed-in tariffs (FIT) are really expensive! Well, their sort of right – everything costs money, but are the FITs really expensive?
The Japan renewable energy feed-in tariffs system, after its launch in July, will be paid for by electricity consumers. Everyone who buys electricity will have some additional amount tagged onto their bill each month to pay for the renewable deployment.
A typical household with a 7,000 yen (about €68 or US$88 per month) electric bill will be charged an additional renewable energy fee of 70 to 100 yen (about one Euro or US dollar) per month. These fees will be collected from everyone and used to pay for the FITs for renewable energy deployed.
Yours truly posted a general list of independent resources regarding thorium nuclear the other day. While the resources do cover thorium based nuclear weapons proliferation risks, the amount of misinformation online lead me to write this post focused on the issue.
Why would any cult-like group of online astroturfers thorium ‘evangelists’ be so interested in covering up the fact that the object of their devotion thorium bred U-233 cannot be used to make nuclear bombs? Do they have ulterior motives?
We all should certainly hope not. Or, have them arrested.
Thorium bred Uranium-233 can be used to make atomic bombs, despite what proponents, astroturfers, evangelists, or fanatics may claim. No “ifs” “ands” nor “buts” -Thorium can be used to make nuclear bombs.
You don’t have to trust me on this, check out what the experts at various respected institutions have to say below: Continue reading →