Monday, February 25, 2008

10 Things the Country Must Do to Avoid an Energy Crunch

Check out number five from the Houston Chronicle:

5. The U.S. nuclear energy industry has proved itself to be safe, reliable and free of toxic emissions. New technologies make plants more efficient and easier to build and operate. Environmental concerns dictate that nuclear power play a larger role. However, full exploitation of nuclear power plants demands that the government quickly provide a safe site for the disposal of radioactive waste.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

One thing the country will learn sooner or later is that using less energy is not a solution. At every step of economic development human societies use more energy then in the step before it.

As some nations have chased out industries like aluminum smeltering, they've found the service economy that replaced it was much lower paying jobs. The heavy energy jobs like in a factory or a mine or smelter pay very high wages. Jobs where people can make 80 grand a year with full benefits and a pension.

In other words going down to lower energy sectors, was a step backwards in economic development. 25,000$ a year retail jobs with no benefits replacing the 80,000$ jobs.

Anonymous said...

An abundant supply of electricity is the most tangible commodity that can be made available to a developing country. Availability of electricity is the key to advancing the quality of life in all countries. The quality of food, shelter, healthcare, and manufacturing capability are determined by the availability and affordability of electric power.