A belated Merry Christmas to my readers!
On Christmas Day 2016, it snowed 12 inches at my house in Northern Utah!
The following machines make life bearable in this kind of climate. They run on coal, oil, and gas.
The cars run on gasoline, refined from oil.
Running, potable water comes to the house courtesy of electricity, 70% powered by coal. The water is heated with natural gas.
The furnace keeps the house warm and livable, without having to chop 20 cords of wood every year. The hot water and blower are powered by electricity, which is 70% coal fired.
The garage heater, useful for doing projects and fixing cars in the winter is powered by natural gas and electricity.
This natural gas fireplace keeps the family room warm.
This snowblower runs on gasoline/oil. It’s a 2 stroke.
Thus, coal, oil, and gas make life in Northern Utah bearable and even possible, so I am thankful for them.
Nuclear, and especially molten salt technology, has the potential to make life enabling and life powering energy available more abundantly. That’s why I am for it!