JOHN LAFORGE – â€œHereâ€™s the issue: Nuclear power right now is six percent of energy of the world. There are only 400 nuclear power plants. These are old nuclear power plants. But our scientists tell us [that] to have a minimum impact on climate change â€” which is the whole rationale for bringing this technology back â€” nuclear would have to be 20 percent of the energy mix to have the minimum, minimum impact on climate change â€” not six percent of the mix. An impossible goal. For one thing, the issue of water.
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Solartopia: Winning the Green Energy Revolution
HARVEY WASSERMAN – High above the Bowling Green town dump, a green energy revolution is being won. It’s being helped along by the legalization of marijuana and its bioÂfueled cousin, industrial hemp. But it’s under extreme attack from the billionaire Koch Brothers, utilities like First Energy (FE), and a fossil/nuke industry that threatens our existence on this planet. Robber Baron resistance to renewable energy has never been more fierce.