|Jerry brings up some good points, but the real question is what should we do to change the status quo? Can we look ourselves in the mirror every day and simply accept what is, or should we break out of the mode of allowing others to set the agenda?|
Those of you who know me understand that I am not the passive type and not the kind that can accept the mythology that has arisen from the "green" movement. You also may know that my conclusion after about a decade and a half of research and analysis is that the power of those arguments really stems from the fact that fighting nuclear power is quite beneficial to some very powerful interests - namely those people that have an interest in continued market dominance by fossil fuel and continued subsidies for those "acceptable" alternatives that cannot capture any fossil market share on their own technical merits.
The good news is that there are people out there like Paul Lorenzini and Jose Reyes of NuScale Power, John Deal of Hyperion Power Generation, Nathan Myrvold and Bill Gates (yes, that Bill Gates) at Intellectual Ventures new TerraPower venture, and a number of other leaders who are willing to challenge the establishment's love for fossil fuel combustion.
Stand up and fight for what you believe is the right path for energy/power development.
On Feb 22, 2009, at 1:08 PM, Jerry Cuttler wrote: