I realize that health care is the topic du jour (and has been for some time), but energy is also a major issue which is more critical in (my own opinion) than health care. Considering the cost-benefit ratios of the different energy sources, is it not time to go nuclear and pick up a few joules?
A fast-track program, laid out by Heritage’s nuclear expert Jack Spencer, would have the U.S. building new plants on a timeline comparable to those of China and Japan– without compromising on public safety and security. We’ve accepted and embraced nuclear power before in this country. A radical environmental movement, over-regulation, and too much government intervention stopped, it but we still have 104 reactors providing 20 percent of America’s electricity emissions-free. If the market says nuclear is economically viable, it’s time we accept and embrace it again.