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Energy Risks

Japan, YouTube Moments and Energy Policy

Aron Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Aron Cramer

The events of the past few days in Japan will provide many lessons about whether nuclear plants should operate in locations at risk of severe earthquakes, or whether we should have them at all. But the reality is that every form of energy we have relied upon over the past century presents risks. As tempting as it might be this week to eliminate nuclear as part of the future energy mix, that means eliminating a no-carbon fuel source that we may well need to stave off the slow motion disaster of climate change.