Climate Changers Endorse Nuclear Power – Why Now?

Guest essay by Joseph Somsel Go back and re-watch Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth from 2006 and you’ll find that he never once voices the word “nuclear” although there is a long visual scene of a nuclear warhead exploding and the subsequent mushroom cloud filling the screen.  Early AGW enthusiasts never seemed to acknowledge that if…

In a new study, James Hansen pushes nuclear power as saving more lives than it has harmed

This is sure to get some enviros in a tizzy. From Chemical and Engineering News of the American Chemical Society: Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes Climate Change: Study estimates that nuclear energy leads to substantially fewer pollution-related deaths and greenhouse gas emissions compared with fossil-fuel sources By Mark Schrope Using nuclear power…

Ralph Nader: Dems running away from Global Warming debate

This video from C-Span of Ralph Nader is a surprising admission that really says it all. No matter how much whining and wailing there is about my appearance on PBS, there was one statement in that story that rings especially true, and Ralph Nader just confirmed it. “Stanford University professor of communication and political science…

Newsbytes – the ungreening of Germany

Germany Building 17 New Coal, 29 New Gas-Fired Power Stations From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF German utilities and private investors have plans to construct or modernise some 84 power stations, energy and water industry association BDEW said on Monday. Of the total number counted 29 units were gas-fired and 17 coal-fired generation plants,…

An about face by China on solar power

From John Droz’s newsletter with a hat-tip to Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. for bringing it to my attention and via the “I can hear Joe Romm’s head exploding” department and Electric Light and Power comes this story: CHINA TO DROP SOLAR ENERGY TO FOCUS ON NUCLEAR POWER Asia Pulse China will accelerate the use of…

There's a reason the modern age moved on from windmills

In the UK, the CIVITAS group has just released an economic analysis of wind power. The scathing report confirms what we have been reporting for years here on WUWT: wind power is expensive, inefficient, does little or nothing to offset CO2, and isn’t economically viable without taxpayer funded subsidies. Oh, and they kill birds and…

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists issues 2011 FUD report

Via SAGE Publications The nuclear, biological and climate threat – 2011 reviewed In this special issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, experts reflect on 2011 and highlight what to look out for in 2012 in the areas of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, biosecurity, and climate change. Topics that have made…