Nuclear power gains unexpected support

Environmentalists who previously lobbied and took action against nuclear power are now among the unexpected supporters of this alternative that may become one of the primary technologies for combating climate change. This is the theme of a front page article in today’s issue of The Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/23/AR2009112303966.html?hpid=topnews

This is a really interesting sign of progress. In “Global Energy Transformation” I argue in favor of nuclear power, as an expandable energy source. The use of nuclear power is preferable to the alternatives, climate change, and also to declining global energy supplies.

We have grown dependent on increasing amounts of energy in order to keep the global economy working and expanding, and we will need a large scale planned and managed program in order to reduce this dependence. Developing new renewable energy sources will also require planned and managed programs. While we are waiting for this to happen, we need to utilise the technologies that are available to us and expand them.