Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Mostly Agree With McCain's Nuclear Strategy

According to the New York Times: "McCain Sets Goal of 45 New Nuclear Reactors by 2030". I favor producing more nuclear reactors as I think they are safe, as more environmentally friendly like many alternatives and produce lots of needed energy.

However, I wish McCain would admit nuclear power can only be a short term solution. The day will come when we've used up all the uranium and other nuclear material just like oil.

I would like him to call for, in addition to nuclear, greater research into hydrogen, wind and solar technologies. Hydrogen wind and solar will be a round for a lot longer than oil and uranium could ever dream of.

1 comment:

  1. From a practical standpoint in the next 20 years the world will either have to build more coal or nuclear power plants. Even with the most conservative estimates on the growth of energy demands and the most optimistic projections on advances in solar, wind, biomass, and fusion technologies, there are simply no other solutions on a 15-20 year time frame.

    The way I see it, nuclear is the better short-term option. It's not a long-term solution, but then again 20 years is a very long time in politics.


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