Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Putin on Nuclear Energy

Over at Intellibriefs, we found a transcript of Russian President Vladimir Putin's state of the nation address where he touched on the further development of the nation's nuclear energy sector:

We must also take steps to develop nuclear energy, a nuclear energy sector based on safe, new generation reactors. We need to consolidate Russia's position on the world markets for nuclear energy sector technology and equipment, and make full use here of our knowledge, experience, advanced technology, and of course, international cooperation. Restructuring in the nuclear energy industry itself also aims at enabling us to achieve these goals. We must, of course, also focus work on promising new directions in energy -- —hydrogen and thermonuclear energy.
I have to wonder: What does President Putin know about nuclear energy that so many detractors of the technology throughout Western Europe refuse to see? Do I have to remind everyone again what happened last Winter?

Technorati tags: , , , , , , ,

No comments: