I read in the Orange County Register today that President Obama approved an $8 billion project to build a nuclear power station. The article said we haven’t built one in 30 years. I’m not a scientist, but I know that the power plants basically generate power by creating steam and turning a turbine to create electricity. Can we dig deep enough into the earth to boil water?
yes we could be that much heat would also leak the green house gases we are trying to prevent. So ultimately u might as well use natural gas. The only problem with nuclear plant is its radiations. The decaying process for these matters will take years and years to get rid of so we try to not use it too much. The next step in electricity will have to come from harvesting sun as a bare source like in space. Sun shoots enough energy in a min to run the electricity in whole world for a year or so. The only problem is the energy radiation is depleted on the earth’s surface thanks to our magnetic field and atmosphere so its really almost useless at this point.