Monday, January 22, 2007

Anti-Nuke Opposition in Canada Seems Muted

The probability of a grand bargain in Canada on nuclear energy and carbon emissions is looking more and more likely every day:

As I and others have pointed out, emissions from Ontario electricity generation were 12 million tonnes less in 2006 than in 2000, chiefly because 4 nuclear reactors have come back into service since 2003. Did the anti-nuke crowd weigh these massive emission reductions against the relatively small and totally manageable radioactive waste problem and decide to abandon their theological opposition to nuclear power?
An interesting question. Be sure to check in with our friend Steven Aplin periodically on the situation in Canada.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is muted because Kyoto has pushed every other environmental issue to the background. If it isn't a green house gas, few people seem to care because they are blinded by Kyoto. People seem to think Kyoto and green house gas is the only concern.

From my point of view Nuclear may be the right option, but to say nuclear is "clean" as many do say today, just shows that Kyoto has narrowed the definition of what a clean environment means and that is a bad thing.

PNH