John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, Editor of allaboutenergy.net and efn-usa.org: Many people say that we must get rid of meats, modern agriculture and fossil fuels because they produce "a pollutant," carbon dioxide. This idea is abhorrent to many. It will kill billions of people and stop modern civilization dead in its tracks. Carbon dioxide is non-toxic at any historic atmospheric level. It is an essential molecule of life. At allaboutenergy.net, we want to keep using fossil fuels, modern agriculture, etc. We want clean water, air and land. We want to preserve wilderness, wildlife habitat and biodiversity. We don’t need cities and farms everywhere, killing off most wildlife, having only mono-culture farms across the planet. We want nuclear energy as soon as possible for everyone qualified to use it.
Swiss Info, Luigi Jorio: Banning construction of nuclear power plants and limiting to 45 years the use of existing ones. That’s what a people’s initiative from the Green Party, to be voted on in November, proposes. It has not been endorsed by the cabinet or by parliament. The Swiss voted to abandon nuclear power after the utilities and regulators provided very safe, clean nuclear power for Swiss citizens for more than 30 years. With media and anti-nuclear organizations accomplishing this, enemies of democracy, freedom and capitalism don't need to lift a finger to weaken the West. Voters are doing it for them.
Daniel Aegerter, Swiss investment manager, philanthropist interested in the best realistic development of energy resources for the whole world: Many people have flawed concepts of how the world should develop energy programs in the future. Some think that the world faces climate catastrophes from use of fossil fuels. Others don't. Some want drastic changes for fossil fuels, wind, solar and nuclear in the next few decades. Daniel Aegerter is concerned about serious man-made global warming. But, compared to many others, he may have come up with the best and most practical schedule for developing energy resources. He recognizes that countries with weak or very bad governments, weak economies, poor education systems, poor industry need fossil fuels to improve, not nuclear. He encourages the stronger, more advanced countries to switch to nuclear as much as possible, as soon as possible. That is the recommendation of allaboutenergy.net also.
Irene Aegerter, physicist, Simon Aegerter, physicist: Nuclear Energy has a bad name and is allegedly not wanted by the people. Yet, even after Harrisburg, Tschernobyl and Fukushima it remains the cleanest, safest and most environmentally safe source of energy and – if done right – will become the cheapest. With new generations of nuclear reactors, the perceived dangers of nuclear power will be eliminated: The Generation IV reactors are inherently safe in normal and abnormal operations, they are proliferation resistant and they use the long lived "waste" isotopes as fuel. They utilize Thorium and all of the Uranium, thereby making the available resources essentially inexhaustible.