Building off last week's Newsweek piece on China's development efforts with the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor, the Q and O blog comes to an interesting conclusion:
As it stands now, we can create clean, safe, nuclear power plants, that will eliminate a huge environmental burden. If you are truly an environmentalist, then you have no choice but to support a massively increased nuclear power generating program.For more on nuclear energy from Q and O's archive, click here and here.
UPDATE: Be sure to visit Anglofritz too.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Read this from Matt Schor:
Now, I am not yet convinced on whether we want or don't want more climate-changing gas, but I know that I don't want to burn coal, have coal miners die, and pollute the atmosphere. I like to breathe clean air, and drink clean water. And I want the same for my kids.Thanks Matt.
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