A few days ago, I wrote an entry to this blog titled: "Can You Stick It Where The Sun Don't Shine?" (Click to See that Entry). In that article, I wrote that a substantial amount of redundancy, backup, and expanded grid coverage was needed for either solar or wind to be even close to being both a viable and "consistent" alternative to fossil fuel energy production. Also, at a price, I think, we could never afford.
I find it interesting that the former founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, isn't buying the solar/wind B.S. either. He is a firm advocate for nuclear power as a clean energy source and he lays out the facts for that conclusion in this video (Click for a Popup Link to YouTube). His conclusions are based on a logical and realistic view of overcoming fossil fuel usage in America. No pie-in-the-sky proposals and totally irrational ideology that we see coming from wackos like Al Gore!
It should be noted that Greenpeace is against all nuclear activity.
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