July 09, 2006
Don't get me wrong: I love nuclear energy! It's just that I prefer fusion to fission. And it just so happens that there's an enormous fusion reactor safely banked a few million miles from us. It delivers more than we could ever use in just about 8 minutes. And it's wireless!
That bright object in the sky: it's up and running, and will be for billions of years.
Meanwhile, classifying nuclear plants as "renewable" — as President Bush and others have done — may seem like some sort of joke, but there's a lot at stake: renewables get tax exemptions and utilities are increasingly mandated to derive a certain percentage of their power from renewable sources. The reality-based community responds.
The problem is, of course, it would require a new business model for the energy producing companies. You know those same companies that own most politicians.
Posted by: mark at July 10, 2006 04:26 PM