While nuclear energy in an ideal world would be an attractive option, reality is uglier. The problems greatly exceed the benefits. We need to shelve nuclear power as a viable option, and devote our attention to renewables.
I have been anxiously awaiting an alternative to conventional electric power and the economic benefits that follow. Of course solar comes to mind, and while I love solar power, it can be expensive and because of the space requirements for panel installation, and is not for everybody.
Bloom Energy's KR Sridhar wants to change the world. Today, after eight years in stealth mode, the company unveils its revolutionary fuel cell and the world will decide if he's a visionary or a dreamer.
Today, scientific and technological advances in renewable energy are coming fast and furious. Yet the naysayers continue to put thumbs down on the nascent low-carbon economy. Maybe it's time for them to wise up.