Thursday, January 04, 2007

Nuclear Power the Way to Go?

It's time to resurrect Nuclear power as an energy source. There has been tremendous improvements over the design, safety, and efficiency of nuclear power plants in the past 20 years. If the French can power 78% of their country with Nuclear power, we should be able to improve our dismal percentage.

In contrast to France, only 20% of our electricity is generated by nuclear power. The last time a new plant was created was in the 1970s. That is pathetic for a nation with our innovative spirit.

As we speak India and China are busy building and designing new plants. Our response.... tax breaks to oil companies.

Our addiction to oil is lethal and disastrous to our economy and national security. The USA's interest in the Middle East has always been due to securing a steady stream of black gold.

The tragedy is that it does not have to be this way. We could end our dependence on oil once and for all if we embraced alternative energies such as wind, wave, solar, and nuclear power. At the same time we would be cutting doing our CO2 emissions, become a leader in the fight against global warming, and become a more secure country.

Granted uranium just like oil is in short supply. It is not a perfect solution, but it can help us become more independent of foreign oil. Like all forms of power, it has its plusses and minuses. The United States should revaluate nuclear power as an energy source in relation to the current challenges we face as a nation.

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Blogger Stealth said...

hey did you guys toast to me as promised over the holiday??? pout***

1/05/2007 01:45:00 AM  
Blogger Mike K said...

Of course. We toasted several times! :-) How was your holidays?

1/05/2007 09:28:00 AM  

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