May 10, 2005

Tony Blair gets it

England's Prime Minister Tony Blair gets it with regards to Nuclear Power and Environmental issues. From The Independent: Blair demands nuclear power to protect high 'living standards'
Tony Blair has ruled out making changes to "living standards" to tackle global warming, and is drawing up plans to build a new generation of nuclear power stations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions instead.

The Prime Minister has personally endorsed "keeping the nuclear option open" and is planning a government statement on a change of policy before the summer, in the face of opposition from cabinet ministers, including Margaret Beckett, the Secretary of State for the Environment. Mr Blair's decision to revive the nuclear agenda was revealed two weeks ago by The Independent which reported that Mr Blair's own strategy unit was working on it. And those people who oppose Nuclear Power?
His remarks infuriated the Green movement: Stephen Tindale, director of Greenpeace, said: "He is implying that anyone who is against nuclear is in favour of making people go back and live in caves. It's absolutely ridiculous. He is saying he is not asking anyone to make any choices to protect the living standards of children in the future."
When you take a good hard look at it, that is exactly what the "greens" are proposing -- keep using conventional fuels and take a big economic hit by being forced to use less power. The alternative energy is a lot cheaper, has much smaller amounts of waste, delivers ZERO CO2 to the atmosphere (although water vapor is the primary greenhouse gas and the measurable effects of CO2 are buried in the statistical noise). Posted by DaveH at May 10, 2005 11:19 PM