Bill Gates, in his book on how to avoid climate disaster, he had already spoken out in favor of nuclear energy. He said: "We need nuclear power if we are to meet the world's growing energy needs while eliminating carbon emissions.
None of the other clean sources are as reliable, and none of the other clean sources are as clean. The Natrium Plant it was designed to solve these problems and more. The Natrium plant uses liquid sodium, whose boiling point is more than 8 times that of water, so that it can absorb all the extra heat generated in the nuclear core.
Unlike water, sodium does not need to be pumped, because it rises as it heats and cools as it rises. Even if the power plant loses energy, the sodium will continue to absorb heat without reaching a dangerous temperature that would cause a melt.
The project was used a supercomputer to simulate and prevent any possible accident, so as to take shelter from disasters such as Chernobyl or Fukushima. With human impact in mind, the city of Kemmerer was chosen because it is home to a coal-fired power plant that is about to be closed after more than 50 years of operation.
The new plant will give a new job to the 110 workers involved. The construction site, on the other hand, will bring 1,600 construction jobs to the city." Gates has also released a list of his four favorite climate titles, culled from the pile of books he read when he began to fight climate change through the foundation he co-chairs with his ex-wife, Melinda French Gates.Gates also founded Breakthrough Energy, a firm that supports startups and other businesses with a goal of net zero emissions.Gates shared his favorite books on science, all non-fiction titles.
Though his recommendations include an explanatory reading and three non-technical textbooks, Gates emphasized their accessibility and how these deep dives have helped him gain a basic understanding of science. Gates also recommended more recent books on science and climate, including Eula Biss' On Immunity, which critically analyzes the medical establishment, and Elizabeth Kolbert's Under a White Sky, which examines human impact on change.