Nuclear Power is both clean and safe.

Brian makes that argument here. Brian, are you sure it is really as cheap as portrayed? Have a read of
this,
this, and
this.

Now I won’t pretend to know all the answers or will I pretend that fully understand all of the data presented. So we will have to agree to disagree on whether Nuclear Power is safe, I would argue Solar/Hydroelectric/Wind is safer, call me a F*wit if you like, but that still won’t change my mind.

A couple of things I would like to see done in our own building:

  • Hot water being generated from Solar Power (Tap and heating)
  • Solar power being used to power (parts of) building
  • Hydroelectric power being used to power (parts of) the building
  • Maybe wind power, but the site really wouldn’t be suitable

Anyone got any second hand solar panels/that they don’t need? I would gladly take them off their hands in an endeavour to reduce the lab in TSSG’s and consequently WIT’s carbon footprint. Or indeed, just my own.

One thought on “Nuclear Power is both clean and safe.”

  1. Thanks for the F*wit offer 🙂

    I’ll read through the linked articles at some stage and see what they have to say. I’m quite happy to admit I’m wrong on these points, I’m absoloutley not an expert in this area.

    My real point, though, was that a lot of what was said on the FoE site wasn’t true or unrelated to nuclear power.

    I think it’d be great if we could get all our energy from solar power and wind power. Emissionless energy with little hazardous waste. Nothing I’ve read so far indicates that’s possible for 100% of our energy needs though.


    I’m no expert either, who is? And thats part of the problem, its very difficult to get ‘unbiased’ information (your second point) which is very annoying.

    Why shouldn’t we get all our energy from solar/wind power? Plants (Vegetation) do all the time, millions of years of advances in civilisation and technology and we still haven’t mastered it. The other thing is we could reduce our consumption…. but thats just a daft idea!

    John

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