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1 “To generate awareness of today’s global energy challenges and to advance a workable and sustainable plan that would solve the universally growing needs” Click to advance...

2 A non-profit research & educational organization with a compelling message of hope for the future What is the Lightfoot Institute?

3  People are as much a part of nature as every other living thing  Every living thing depends on energy – without it everything dies  People & the environment depend upon each other Mission & philosophy

4  All sources of energy must be reliable & robust, especially our electricity grid  Energy is necessary to adapt to warming or cooling of climate  Renewable energy is important, but much too small to replace the concentrated & stored solar energy of coal & oil Mission & philosophy

5 Are you aware that...? Fossil fuels are a giant bank account of stored solar energy... renewable energy is like living paycheck to paycheck...

6  Solid information about energy supply – past, present & future  Award winning & acclaimed DVD, Nobody’s Fuel  Publicly presented to thousands of people worldwide  It’s all science – no magic here Basis of our message

7 Are you aware that...? Energy efficiency is capable of increasing consumption...

8 "Mr. Lightfoot's DVD 'Nobody's Fuel' presents more up-to-date, accurate information about energy than any source I have encountered. I encourage anyone interested in our nation's economic future, and anyone concerned about global warming to obtain a copy of the DVD 'Nobody's Fuel', and consider seriously the facts it presents, and what our energy policies should be." ~ Mike McCormack, Member of Congress (Retired); Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy Research and Production from 1973 through 1980

9 Are you aware that...? Gasoline is essential for food production & difficult to replace... Are you aware that...? Gasoline is essential for food production & difficult to replace...

10  Today there are 438 nuclear plants in 29 countries & 57 under construction in 14  France gets more than 85% of its electricity from nuclear power & has the cleanest air in Europe  Many countries find nuclear a viable alternative to fossil fuels to meet electricity demand Dispelling Myths

11 One Kilogram of uranium is baseball-size & contains the power of 2.3 million litres of gasoline... Are you aware that...?

12  Most of today's nuclear reactors are thermal reactors and use only 0.7% of the uranium  The remaining 99+% contains a small amount of waste which is of concern for thousands of years  An alternative design, known as fast reactors, uses virtually all of the uranium New reactor design

13  Are 100 times more fuel efficient than thermal reactors  Radioactive materials remaining from fast reactors are of concern for less than 500 years, rather than thousands of years  Therefore, waste from fast breeder reactors is more easily managed Fast Breeder reactors

14  Recycled uranium from nuclear waste is excellent fuel for fast breeder reactors  Safety of thermal reactors is proven. Small differences favour fast breeder reactors  Use of both types of reactors can grow because safety is under control A use for nuclear waste

15 Are you aware that...? A severe energy shortage is possible within your lifetime...

16  Provides effective protection of the environment  Maintains the well-being of everyone on earth  Let’s us adapt to climate change  Supports 3 times current world energy use by 2100 to lift poor nations out of poverty Our plan for abundant energy

17 Join us in this exciting venture to make the future bright for everyone Please send donations today: The Lightfoot Institute 5764 Monkland, Suite 316 Montreal QC H4A 1E9 Canada thelightfootinstitute.ca


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