Tom Blees

Tom Blees is the author of Prescription for the Planet - The Painless Remedy for Our Energy & Environmental Crises. Tom is also the president of the Science Council for Global Initiatives. Many of the goals of SCGI, and the methods to achieve them, are elucidated in the pages of Blees's book. He is a member of the selection committee for the Global Energy Prize, considered Russia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize for energy research. His work has generated considerable interest among scientists and political figures around the world. Tom has been a consultant and advisor on energy technologies on the local, state, national, and international levels.

In the early days of nuclear energy, enthusiasts talked about “breeder reactors” that could produce more fuel than they consumed, thereby offering mankind a virtually limitless supply of energy.

Breeders have been tried numerous times in the Western nations but have now been more or less put on indefinite postponement. The developing world is still giving it a try and may succeed in leapfrogging over the West in the development of the technology. Either way, it is still a long road ahead and it may be decades before they become common. The theoretical possibilities haven’t gone away but they still have a futuristic quality.

Tom Blees is the major exponent of fast reactors in this country.