Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Let's Go Nukes

Former Greenpeacenik Patrick Moore blasts the pop environmental movement.

Money Q:

Newsweek: Why do you favor nuclear energy over other non-carbon-based sources of energy?

Moore: Other than hydroelectric energy—which I also strongly support—nuclear is the only technology besides fossil fuels available as a large-scale continuous power source, and I mean one you can rely on to be running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wind and solar energy are intermittent and thus unreliable. How can you run hospitals and factories and schools and even a house on an electricity supply that disappears for three or four days at a time? Wind can play a minor role in reducing the amount of fossil fuels we use, because you can turn the fossil fuels off when the wind is blowing. And solar is completely ridiculous. The cost is so high—California's $3.2 billion in solar subsidies is all just going into Silicon Valley companies and consultants. It's ridiculous.

7 Comments:

Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Couldn't agree more. There aren't enough "Hoover Dam" situations in this country to do hydroelectric everywhere. Nuculear energy shiould have been advanced years ago. Instead, our utiltiy companies are still burning fossil fuels...

April 16, 2008 at 8:11 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

This guy is a rare Lib.

Just what exactly do the Libs propose we do to wean ourselves off foreign oil? They won’t let us build more nuke plants; they won’t let us drill domestically; they oppose wind and hydro for how they inconvenience a few dumb birds and fish… What exactly do they propose we do then?

It is well past time to stop letting these shrill Lib everything-hugger obstructionists call the shots. For “progressives” they sure seem to be against progress. That’s not very progressive.

April 16, 2008 at 11:21 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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April 17, 2008 at 10:24 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Let the government regulate the storage and allow technology to develop and patent the proper disposal/enzyme solution.

April 17, 2008 at 10:35 AM 
Anonymous r said...

There's a new excuse!: Liberals acting like Repubs. Lol...
You really will say just anything, eh Dave.

April 17, 2008 at 11:45 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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April 17, 2008 at 1:32 PM 
Anonymous r said...

crowd puts up a lot of phony arguments to protect their personal interests

So they are Libs!

;)

April 17, 2008 at 4:42 PM 

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