Daily Topics - Tuesday August 30th, 2011

The Big Picture "On Air" Questions or Comments for Thom?

Thom broadcasts from radio row at the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 in Las Vegas, NV...guests include John Podesta-Center for American Progress, Senate Majority Leader-Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and Governor Christine Gregoire (D-WA)

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charell 8 years 12 weeks ago
#1

Best argument against Nuclear Power I've heard:

The link is Nicole Foss on Max Keiser's show. I wish I had time to summerise this in text. I will post it again later when I don't have to run. Trust me. Go to the video and listen. Nicole is one of the most wise, intelligent people I've had the pleasure to meet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXCN8sY1OKQ#at=45

Nicole is an expert on energy and economy. She would make a great guest!

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MaryMary 8 years 12 weeks ago
#2

Here is an argument for Nuclear. Nuclear engergy has saved millions of lives in the USA, while only 3 have died in over 60 years of use. Two examples of lives saved: Heat pumps produce air conditioning in hot weather, and heat in cold. For millions of people, it is the only heating/cooling source in their home. None of the alternative energy sources produce enough electricity to run a heat pump. The other example is more obscure. Air separation plants use a tremendous amout of electricity to extract oxygen, nitrogen and other gases from the atmosphere. The oxygen used by every hospital in the USA comes from being separated from atmosperic air. In addition, all spec gases used in medical research, are born in the air separation process. Air separation uses a tremondous amount of electricity. It is not possible to produce the amount required using alternative methods.

Are there risks with Nuclear? Of course, but so far in this country, only 3 lives have been lost, while millions have been saved. Can Nuclear power be made safer? Probably, but not if it is shuned, or made into a pariah. Let's get behind the scientests and engineers who can improve Nuclear energy, and make it safer. It's the only alternative that can produce enough electricity to save lives.

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