Obama wants EXTENSIVE nuclear power

Obamas proposed bill fornew energy legislation reads great on paper

Options include constructing millions of wind turbines and hundreds of nuclear power plants, doubling the fuel efficiency of cars to an average 60 miles per gallon (25 kilometers per liter), and developing solar panels for homes that „are as cheap as paint

Yeah.. ehhmmm… wait! Did I read that correct? „hundrets of nuclear power plants“? Why, how, what for? The US has 65 nuclear power plants today. They were build over the last half century under way more nuke-loving presidents (and Congresses and people) – how? The construction of the plant in Finnland costs skyrocket every now and then again and „On April 9, 2008, Georgia Power Company reached a contract agreement for two AP1000 reactors to be built at Vogtle,[15] at an estimated final cost of $14 billion plus $3 billion for necessary transmission upgrades.“ Hundrets of new plants will cost over a trillion dollar. Imagine instead of of supplying 8% of US energy (that is 20% of electricity) with nuclear power – this quadruples to 32% of energy (80% of electricity). What do we have?

a) a huge bill – and higher taxes!

b) more electricity than needed in the US, since the ele tricity consumption will (and has to and CAN!) go down within the next 20 years to 50% if energy-saving finally is being pushed more. Further, the same bill proposes 25% electricity comes form renewables. What does Obama want with all that electricity? electric cars? (go, figuere out a good batterie, yes we can!).

c) 250 powerplants – five per state. Still no final solution for the waste.

Here you can read it. But you have to think about it for yourself.


Über GYGeorg

Global. Young. Green. Drei Eigenschaften von Georg, der lange u.a. bei den Global Young Greens (GYG) aktiv war und mittlerweile für den Kohleausstieg in Deutschland kämpft.

Veröffentlicht am April 14, 2009 in Climate Policy und mit , , getaggt. Setze ein Lesezeichen auf den Permalink. Hinterlasse einen Kommentar.

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