Nuclear power is the most efficient, safest and most environment friendly source of energy.


This blog compiles facts that make nuclear energy the clear choice for powering our future.

I have NO connection with the nuclear power industry and I have never had any connection with the nuclear power industry.

I have created this blog because I believe we are in dire need of drastically reducing our carbon emissions. Coal fired power plants are the single largest producer of CO2. Nuclear power is the most efficient, safest and most environmentally friendly source of energy available.

Coal Is Bad

Alex Gabbard makes it clear in this ORNL article. Coal fired power plants are a bigger danger to your health and the future of our planet than nuclear power plants. Coal fired power plants release more radiation and more CO2 into the atmosphere than a nuclear power plant. Yet 52% of our energy comes form coal fired power plants, while only 15% is created by nuclear energy.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory.


  • "Power to Save the World; The Truth About Nuclear Energy" by Gwyneth Cravens, 2007 Finally a truthful book about nuclear power. This book is very easy to read and understand.
  • ENVIRONMENTALISTS FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY book: Fossil fuels such as coal oil, and gas, massively pollute the Earth's atmosphere (CO, CO2, SOX, NOX...), provoking acid rains and changeing the global climate by increasing the greenhouse effect, while nuclear energy does not participate in these pollutions and presents well-founded environmental benefits. Renewable energies (solar, wind) not being able to deliver the amount of energy required by populations in developing and developed countries, nuclear energy is in fact the only clean and safe energy available to protect the planet during the XXI st century. This book answers essential questions about nuclear safety, the Chernobyl accident, the public health problems our society has to face, viable solutions for nuclear waste, the benefits of clean nuclear energy for the environment, and important information about the future of our planet. Back cover - Table of contents - Introduction by James Lovelock - Review of this book by the American Health Physics Society   Book Review   Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy, by B. Comby English edition, 2001, 345 pp. (soft cover), 38 Euros TNR Editions, 266 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, France; ISBN 2-914190-02-6
  • "The Long Summer" by Brian Fagan
  • "Collapse" by Jared Diamond

Mass Extinction

The largest mass extinction of life occurred 251 million years ago when the atmospheric carbon levels rose to near 1000 parts per million, the ocean became anoxic (lacking oxygen). This allowed hydrogen sulfide gas to bubbled up from the bottom of the ocean and 95% of all life on earth died.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Waxman-Markey Climate Change Bill and your Electric Bill

The Waxman-Markey Climate Change Bill alias H.R. 2454 alias ACES alias the American Clean Energy and Security Act is now 1400 pages long. The cap-and-trade provision will not raise your electric bill because the money collected from coal fired power plants is given back to retail customers. The provision requiring 14% "renewable" energy will raise the electric company's cost by maybe 5%, not the 20% that the coal industry claims. "Renewable" sources of electricity (wind, solar and geothermal) are the most expensive. Most of our electricity is from coal. Nuclear power is the cheapest, safest and makes less CO2 than solar or wind or geothermal per kilowatt hour. Spent nuclear fuel is recyclable. In operation, only fossil fuels, coal and petroleum, make CO2. Read: "Power to Save the World; The Truth About Nuclear Energy" by Gwyneth Cravens, 2007. This is a truthful book about nuclear power. Other books may be coal company propaganda.

There are other provisions of H.R.2454 that would waste your money, requiring $40 light bulbs and appliances that save energy by not getting the job done. Saving energy is irrelevant to fighting global warming because waste heat is a microscopic fraction of the Earth's heat budget. The only action that counts is reducing greenhouse gasses. Venus's 800 degree temperature is caused by CO2. Without greenhouse gasses, heat dissipates into space. Greenhouse gasses control heat accumulation on Earth.

I favor a 1 page bill scheduling the conversion from coal to nuclear electricity.

This post is a letter I wrote to the editor of the Quad City Times.

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