China announces thorium reactor energy program, Obama still dwelling on "Sputnik moments"

President Obama in his recent SOTU address said that “this is our generation’s sputnik moment” referring to the need to use science and technology to develop cheaper clean energy (among other things). It seems the Chinese were listening because last week they announced a focused effort to achieve technological leadership in thorium molten salt reactors.…

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Reconciling the irreconcilable in Lisbon

Since I did not attend Lisbon even though invited and initially accepted, (other business and family obligations took precedence) the very least I can do is to help elevate the discussion. Here’s a report from Dr. Judith Curry, and I urge WUWT readers to read it in it’s entirety.  Hopefully Mosh will weigh in here…

Quote of the Week

It is no secret that we don’t think much of carbon trading here in the USA. Witness the fact that the much ballyhooed Chicago Climate Exchange has closed up trading for good after the spot price for carbon fell to a nickel per ton. They couldn’t give it away. At that price, had they issued…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) President Obama began an effort to show his administration is business friendly. The administration appointed GE President Jeffrey Immelt to head the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. As a key member of US CAP, Immelt championed cap-and-trade that, if passed,…