Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Fighting Nuclear FUD From Davos

Over at the World Economic Forum, Lester Brown is taking his best cheap shot at nuclear energy.

Unfortunately for him, my colleague David Bradish showed up in the comments string.

Be sure to stop by and add your two cents. As always, please be respectful.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see someone jumped in to correct that blaring error (government subsidy of nuclear). Not only are consumers paying the cost of the surcharge, but many consumers also pay higher rates because the local utility has had to go build local spent fuel storage because the government has been so slow completing the federal repository (i.e. Yucca Mtn). And even at that the nuclear power is still generally the cheapest power on their grid!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone read Tony Blair's speach and comments in favour of Nuclear???

"But I look ahead in my country and I see a situation where we're going to move, incidentally, from self-sufficiency in gas to importing 90% of it, and I say for reasons both of energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, how are we going to do that without nuclear energy being part of the mix?

"And I think we've got to get over this false view that it offers nothing by way of the future. I think there is a whole new generation of technology growing up around it," he said.

Standing ovation

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6305587.stm