Oil or gas burners release only 45kW/m. From massively over priced fuel – and release CO2: by the way, there is no money for Climate Change social action any more – the fiction has died a quiet death.
As people have release plants take in CO2 to build plant bulk.
So biology does nuclear fusion – and excretes oxygen – the greatest pollutant ever. Global Warming ended naturally in 1995 – as the world started cooling.
By global average CO2 is still at a pre-industrial 2 parts per million. Static trace gases affect nothing.
Meanwhile a 50x1cm steam plasma tube at 4 atmospheres releases 1.2MW of heat – generating 200kW in a garage scientist's garage. Enough for 300 houses.
So 25 times as energetic as a 1m oil burner. 64 times as energetic as a hyper toxic uranium fission tube.
Every nuclear power plant needs insurance of 100 billion. They carry 50 million. The national regulator had the legal imperative to issue immediate stop orders in 1984 – the year of Chernobyl.
Hinkley A was set up by a full royal commission. Hinkley B was an illegal extension to Hinkley A – which was demolished in 2006. Hinkley A's planning ran out in 1990 – and could only be extended by a new Royal Commission.
British Nuclear gets a 3 billion pound fine – at 1984 price levels. And the managers get 3 millennia in jail. Hinkley B was always an illegal plant. So could never be extended.
Which means Hinkley C needs a full Royal Commission. Question 1 'Do you have sufficient insurance'. Answer 'Hell no – we can only get 50 million'.
'Planning permission refused' would rule the commission. 'But we have 5,000 documents!'. 'Permission refused – commission over' they would rule. Nuclear power is globally illegal.
Saudi Arabia needs oil above $60 a barrel. Last night after quota reductions, it had risen to $45. Venezuela is in economic melt down, as is Saudi Arabia. 80% of Russian GDP is oil and gas exports.
But a steam plasma tube needs 10-17cc of regular water a decade. Is 25 times as energetic – and is basically free. Using science worked out in the 1950s.
Massive free power, no toxic waste, and no CO2. No impossibly high insurance. The continuing operation of nuclear power the biggest commercial crime possible. National regulators get 3,000 years in jail for each nuclear plant.
Molecular Nuclear Fusion
My thanks to prof Z. for his work on this idea. 2001. So the US has 200 illegal plants operating today: in your backyard.