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28.2.07

No Nukes

David Roberts has a great nutshell summary of why -- despite the harping of various "mavericks" -- nuclear power does not deserve environmentalists' support:

The pressing realities of climate change argue against nuclear power, not for it, because they argue for the cheapest, fastest, most adaptable and resilient response, and that's not nuclear power. Money spent on capital-intensive hard infrastructure (run by a rent-seeking, politically connected industry with a crappy record of regulatory compliance) is money that would have more positive effect spent on distributed renewables and efficiency. The opportunity costs of nuclear power are too high.

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