REBORN: The West casts a wary eye on the latest nuclear craze

Thompson, Jonathan
September 2006
High Country News;9/4/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 16, p9
The article reports on the plan of building more nuclear plants by the U.S. President George W. Bush and Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore in their lieu to address the projections presented by the Department of Energy. The department forecasted that by 2030, net electricity use worldwide will double; coal will take on an even larger share of the workload, providing more than half of the world's electricity; and, at that time the greenhouse gas emissions produced by burning coal at a rate of about 11 billion tons per year will continue to climb into the stratosphere. Their plan has already been started, by the president's proposals contained in the 2005 Energy Policy Act, where he pushed nuclear power along with traditional energy sources both rhetorically and financially.


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