Thursday, May 28, 2009

CTW on MSNBC's Morning Joe

CASEnergy Co-Chair and former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman is making the media rounds in NYC today, with appearances scheduled on CNN, Fox Business News and MSNBC. Here she is on "Morning Joe." Host Joe Scarborough teed up the interview with a provocative question:

"I think it's asinine, what we've done over the past 30 years, where we've allowed France to fuel 80% of their economy on nuclear energy and we have fallen so far behind. Why is that?"


1 comment:

Rod Adams said...

The former governor is a good spokesperson, but she needs a bit more practice.

1. Chernobyl happened in 1986, TMI in 1979. She confused the order and put Chernobyl first.
2. Our uranium resource base is FAR larger than what would be needed for 100 years, especially if we take her earlier advice and recycle.
3. In addition, other Waste to Energy systems qualify for the "renewable" title, why not nuclear waste to energy plants?
4. It might be worth mentioning the smaller plants like NuScale, Hyperion, and Toshiba, even if they are not NEI or CASE members.
5. It also might be worth reminding people like Joe Scarborough that even though France has a higher portion of its electricity powered with nuclear, the US has 104 reactors to their 58 reactors and produces about 1.7 times as much electricity each year.