My copy of this book is still on the way to me. However, based on his first book, published in 1998-2001, he seems to have a fair understanding of the technology. These issues are the same ones that we discuss today, as the new day of uranium energy dawns.
From Bjorn Lomborg, The Skeptical Environmentalist, p. 128: "Nuclear energy constitutes 6 percent of global energy production and 20 percent in the countries that have nuclear power. Despite growth in Asia, the prospects for this sector spell stagnation until 2010 and a minor recession after that. This recession is mainly caused by perceived problems of security as stressed by the accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl which undermined many people's confidence in this energy source.
… Nuclear power is also a very clean energy source which during normal operation, almost does not pollute. It produces no carbon dioxide and sh radioactive emissions are actually lower than the radioactivity caused by coal-fueled power.
… At the same time nuclear power also produces waste materials that remain radioactive for years to come (some beyond 100,000 years). … Additionaly, waste from civilian nuclear reactors can be used to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. … For the moment there is enough uranium-235 for about 100 years. However. a special type of reactor - the so-called fast-breeder reactor use the much more common uranium-238 which constitutes over 99 percent of all uranium. … [the issue of electricity production cost.]
… In the longer run, the primary focus is no longer on fission energy but rather on fusion energy. This technology aims at fusing two --- "