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Tucker Carlson on Nuclear Energy

Click here for a clip from Tucker Carlson's MSNBC program that took a look at nuclear energy. There's a lot of talk, along with a short interview with CASEnergy's Patrick Moore.

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Howie G said…
Promoting nuclear energy by using the boogie man of the man made global warming threat of CO2 is not going to work, because it is a fraud. See http://greendebate.blogspot.com/2007/11/co2-science-org-is-very-good-people-for.html for more details.
Left Atomics said…
Howie...1 GW of nuclear energy can shutdown 1 GW of coal generated power. Over a year, it's about 9 million tons of CO2 or there abouts.

Now, explain to us *exactly* how the nuclear energy does NOT cancel out the CO2 from the coal plant?

David Walters
bryfry said…
It doesn't matter whether global warming is a fraud or not.

There are plenty of other good reasons to promote increasing the use of nuclear energy world-wide, beyond just the threat of climate change.

Take your pick.
Matthew66 said…
I live in Astoria in Queens County New York. Within one mile of my apartment there are two major fossil fuel burning power stations. They burn natural gas, or when that gets too expensive oil or kerosene. All of this degrades the atmosphere in my neighborhood, giving it the nickname "asthma alley". In the 1960s ConEd proposed replacing both these facilities with a subterranean nuclear power station. That would have resulted in much cleaner air, even if CO2 emissions weren't associated with global warming. Clean air legislation was one of the drivers behind building nuclear power stations in the 1960s and 1970s and I happily support their use for that reason.

Right now, pebble bed reactors could provide in city power with no air pollution and no risk of fuel melting. I would happily support replacing the fossil burners at the Keyspan and ConEd facilities with PBMRs or similar electricity generators.

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