|This web log’s Google Analytics hit rate rocketed on Sunday evening.
What on Earth is going on, I thought ?
I normally only get massive web click counts when somebody’s written something critical about me, or I’ve written something that a lot of people disagree with.
| Last week, for example, it appears many people frequented https://www.joabbess.com, only to read my not-entirely-supportive comments about the Occupy movement :-
So what was with the Sunday evening crowding ? And why so many new visitors (as evidenced in the frequency data) ? It seems the “fourth generation” nuclear power fanatics were out in full flight formation last night, judging by the number of comments I received in relation to old posts :-
So, I’ll say it again, only louder and more clearly : non-nuclear molten salt technology should be used as energy storage in concentrated solar power plants. It’s something that can be done to smooth over renewable energy variability now, efficiently, sustainably. We don’t need to wait four decades or more for working, widely-available Thorium reactors – if they ever get built – for a major non-fossil fuel energy supply. Thorium nuclear power is a red herring, a technological cul-de-sac. We don’t need it and we don’t want it (all of us, apart from the Thorium Trolls, that is).