An editorial in today's Orlando Sentinel urges environmentalists to "get real":
Stop pretending alternative energy sources that have not yet proved economically feasible -- such as wind, solar, biomass or ethanol -- are the answer.Technorati tags: Nuclear Energy Environment Energy Politics Technology Economics
There is no real alternative to fossil fuels in the short term, and nuclear power is a much better intermediate-term bet.
That's why environmentalists need to become proponents of building U.S. nuclear-power plants. They must abandon the folks who believe that atomic power -- even used to heat and light your home -- is evil.