Thursday, May 26, 2011

Still Bullish on Nuclear.

I will go to the grave a nuclear bulltard.  Nuclear energy powers the universe, and at the risk of sounding like a lunatic, we must learn to appreciate this power if our civilization is to survive.

Six thousand years ago the Egyptians used techniques that still puzzle scientists to construct monuments of lasting scale.  Where will we be six thousand years from now?  We will be in space, and on other worlds, and nuclear power will not only get us there, but provide the energy necessary to power these outposts.

In the intervening time, margins between growth and palatability for environmental damage continue to narrow and nuclear is the leader in life-cost power production on fiduciary and environmental impact scales.  Apple and Google should build utility subsidiaries and finance the construction of new plants.  Alas, our government hamstrings utilities, and worse, nuclear facilities out of fear and tail-wag-dog responses to history.

For shame.