Today: 15.May.2021

Stewart Brand, the man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering. See this video recorded in 2014 for amazing information about nuclear, coal, natural gas, solar and wind energy for generating electricity.

Garry Young - An excellent summary of nuclear power around the world, focused on USA and Energy, with many useful comparisons.

Published in USA

Michael Dittmarr, physicist CERN, Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire: - The worries about existing and potential problems with our oil, gas and coal supplies for our industrial based way of living have certainly increased.

However, people enthusiastic about large scale technology, especially with some background in physics, are pointing quickly either to nuclear energy or to large scale solar power projects as possible solutions to such worries. Such views are supported by most economists and politicians who propose that one only needs to invest trillions of dollars to manage potentially existing problems with our fossil fuel based energy civilization. It is assumed that the intelligent investment of money will be sufficient to solve the problems with nuclear fusion and make it available either directly on our planet or indirectly using solar energy. Such views about the future use of energy are often lacking the relevant facts about today’s energy use and existing technological constraints. Instead, the preferred form of discussions seems to be dominated by theoretical and hypothetical ideas about unproven concepts with unknown capital costs.

Shi Yang - China is making more efforts to develop new energy to ensure the country's energy security and boost economic growth.

China is trying to establish long-term energy security. This by investment in oil and gas fields abroad, and by diversifying its providers.

Nuclear power is viewed by the current Administration as important, perhaps essential, to maintaining that diversity.

Published in China