Saturday, December 16, 2006

Hillary vs. Giuliani

It's starting early. And the current fight is over nuclear power. Giuliani is on the pro-side and Clinton the anti. I suspect that in 2008, the environment for nuclear power will be friendlier than at any time in decades. And pro-nuclear candidates may be more warmly received by the anti-global warming crowd.

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2 comments:

The Ripper said...

Great post, thanks. Not sure if you've seen this brief recent CNN piece on Gore, but I think it's quite well done. Here's a link to the youtube video www.minor-ripper.blogspot.com

James Aach said...

As an energy professional, I'd like to comment that when discussing our electric energy future, it's clear that most of our citizens have little understanding of our electric energy present. This includes elected officials and media pundits, I'm afraid. Every energy production method has its good points (green, renewable, plentiful, no CO2, etc.) and bad points (unreliable, low energy output, environmental damage, etc.) Each power source must all be genuinely understood and compared if we are to make the best choices. Nature doesn't care if one power supply is more politically attractive than another -its rules stay the same.

My own area of expertise is nuclear power. I've worked in it over 20 years and have never seen a good profile of the people, the politics and the technology. (Instead, it's propaganda from both sides with a little superficial media reporting thrown in.) So I wrote a lay person's guide to nuclear, in the form of the thriller novel "Rad Decision", available at no cost to readers at RadDecision.blogspot.com Based on their homepage comments, readers seem to like both the story and the way the information is presented. It will soon be available in paperback as well.

"I'd like to see Rad Decision widely read." - Stewart Brand, founder of "The Whole Earth Catalog," noted environmentalist, and author of "Environmental Heresies" in the MIT Technology Review.