I happened upon these comments:

http://johnpreedy.blogspot.com/2013/06/chinas-challenges-in-development-of.html

Thorium molten salt reactors aren’t really ready for prime time. I agree with John-in-the-lot that it is good China is picking up the ball. Hopefully they will run with it safely and prudently.

Overall, in some set of designs, nuclear fission will power our world in the near future (one to four decades, perhaps slightly longer). Windmills will be abandoned, and will still have plenty of fossil fuels of all sorts by the time we just won’t care to use them much any more (longer than 40 years). Still, in a generic sense, only to prove the point, I’d like to see us try to burn it all, efficiently, and efficaciously, but all of it, none the less. Hopefully we won’t, but it sure wouldn’t hurt anything.

The planet will do just fine regardless.

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