Sunday, May 28, 2017

Various Links and Tweets

Did you know nuclear power is subsidized in Illinois? I didn't.

Rep. Justin Amash Leads Bipartisan Group Aiming to Block Saudi Arms Deal.


Hattie said...

I think it always has to be subsidized. It is not an economical way to produce power.

Poppa Zao said...

Nuclear power is costly in so many ways. And it takes great inputs of oil and coal to mine, refine, and concentrate uranium, transport materials, and construct plants (mixing concrete, etc.). Richard Heinberg's The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies (Gabriola Island, BC: New Society, 2008) addresses nuclear power's potential to replace fossil fuels. Heinberg concludes that it isn't feasible.

This goes into great detail on the fossil-fuel intensive process: