nuclear energy

After years of opposing nuclear power the Green taliban Australia are coming around to it

After decades of telling us nuclear power is evil, despite more people dying in Ted Kennedy’s car than in US nuclear accidents, the green taliban have now worked out that nuclear power is the only truly green power solution.

Now in Australia the green taliban are realising that they really need to embrace nuclear power if they are to come even close to maintaining our lifestyle and reduce emissions.

ALARMISTS like Jay Weatherill now finally admit nuclear power isn’t actually a terrifying mass-killing menace.

Now they say we need nuclear to stop their latest terrifying mass-killing menace — global warming.

Can you believe these guys? Nuclear power has switched from our greatest threat to greatest saviour. Yet none of these hypesters has said sorry for having peddled such baseless scares.

Take Weatherill, South Australia’s Labor Premier. As a budding politician he was “­opposed to nuclear power, all elements of it”, but this week said he’d changed his mind.

Now he was calling a royal commission to “consider what role our state can potentially play in the fuel cycle for the peaceful use of nuclear energy”. See, Weatherill reckons a nuclear industry might help save his struggling state.

The most obvious money-spinner would be a nuclear waste facility, like one Pangea tried to sell in 1999 that would have earned us $2 billion a year.

It makes sense. We have the stable geology and stable government to store the world’s nuclear waste, safe from earthquakes and terrorists.

But such facts never used to count with the likes of the unapologetic Weatherill. Such alarmists instead mounted the usual scare against Pangea and ran it out of town. Pangea couldn’t even get interviews with the young Howard government.   Read more »

‘Saving Humanity’ can only come via Nuclear power…and warmists have said this

My, my haven’t the tables the turned.

The warmists are now advocating for greater use of nuclear power as the ONLY way to save humanity from global warming. Not just any warmists either…the high priests no less.

Watch the Greens go puce over this.

Four of the best-known scientists espousing the belief that humanity’s carbon emissions are an immediate and deadly threat have issued a statement begging their fellow greens to support nuclear power.

Doctors James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel and Tom Wigley co-signed an open letter over the weekend in which they address “those influencing environmental policy, but opposed to nuclear power”. The four scientists write that “continued opposition to nuclear power threatens humanity’s ability to avoid dangerous climate change … there is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power”.   Read more »

Map of the Day

Nuclear Power Plants distribution as of July 2011

World distribution of Nuclear Power Plants (Data source: World Nuclear Association 2011. Map by UNEP.)

Poms looking forward to blackouts, thanks hippie scum

The Poms are looking forward to blackouts because the hippie scum that all pushed for renewable power supplies also pushed to have old plants shut down…which has led planners to work out that blackouts will become normal under the new “green energy” schemes in place.

Next time the British should look at renewable energy which is actually reliable like nuclear energy. Or how about energy efficiency?

Now they are looking at having to take the old power stations out of moth-balls to cope.

Mothballed power stations may have to be reopened to stop the lights going out, a minister warned yesterday.

Michael Fallon, the energy minister, insisted that there would be no blackouts or rationing in the UK as a result of a predicted reduction in spare energy generation capacity.

He told the BBC’s Sunday Politics programme that the nightmare scenario would be avoided because decommissioned power stations – presumably those fired by coal – were being reopened.   Read more »

South Korea is the model?

The Green party staffer who blogs at The Standard as James Henderson aka Clinton Smith has been all over Twitter and the blog touting South Korea as the model that Labour and Greens are following.

There are a few flaws in that belief, and one they clearly haven’t understood. Firstly lets look at how South Korea generates their power.

From Wikipedia:

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Fully 65.3% of their power production is from Thermal generation, burning fossil fuels like LNG, Oil and Coal. 31.1% is produced by nuclear energy. All renewables including Solar, Wind etc account for only 2% of power generation. Hydro is miniscule.  Read more »

What a waste of money

ᔥ The Telegraph

Riddle me this:

The carbon floor price is aimed at ensuring Britain complies with European emissions–trading rules.

However, the policy has been criticised as ineffective and unfair, because companies elsewhere in the EU will not face a floor price.

Official projections suggest that much of the floor price charge to UK companies will actually be paid by consumers as firms recoup their costs through higher bills.

The Treasury has estimated the floor price will raise £1.4 billion by 2015–16.

At least 40 per cent of that bill is expected to be paid by households, a total cost of ÂŁ560million.

Treasury estimates have suggested that the floor price floor price would add as much as six per cent to household electricity bills, an additional ÂŁ25 for the average family.

Mr Davey said Liberal Democrats did not support an expansion in nuclear energy in the party’s last election manifesto, mainly due to “huge worries about the cost”.

He said: “I am determined that there will be no public subsidy for new nuclear.”

So the average pommy bastards power bill goes up by 6% to subsidise “green energy” but the greenest energy of all, nuclear power, is not allowed to have any subsidies?