Battlepanda: If You Won't Listen to Me...


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

If You Won't Listen to Me...

(Posted by John.)

Listen to the one leader who's actually had to deal with a nuclear disaster. Mikhail, the mike is yours:
President Gorbachev said recently “You don’t actually solve problems by finding solutions that create more problems down the track. It doesn’t add up economically, environmentally or socially. Of all the energy options, nuclear is the most capital intensive to establish, decommissioning is prohibitively expensive and the financial burden continues long after the plant is closed. In the U.S., for example, direct subsidies to nuclear energy amounted to $115 billion between 1947 and 1999 with a further $145 billion in indirect subsidies. In contrast, subsidies to wind and solar combined during the same period totaled only $5.5 billion.”
Oh, you sweet-talking Communist. You had me at "Glasnost".