Thursday, August 30, 2007

How can we have an informed debate and vote on the issue when a great deal of information is deliberately hidden? The public knows that there is nuclear power, fossil fuel power, and then there are the renewables. But the thrust about renewables is that they can’t provide base power for industry 24/7. This is entirely incorrect.

Nuclear power stations will not be a reliable power source in a warming global climate Dave Lochbaum of the Union of Concerned Scientists' nuclear safety project director said. "The industry can't use global warming as a justification for building more plants without papering over the fact that they don't do well in extremely hot weather.” We also have to cite the very obvious that we will never have a safe nuclear industry because we live in a world entrenched in crazy ideologies. We are in dire need to have safe cheap power sources and reduce global warming as well and only renewables will in the end do that. We should understand and be aware that renewable power sources can be the alternative to nuclear power despite what the pro nuclear lobby says. We are at the crossroads of that happening now.