Monday, May 15, 2006

Nuclear Power Turns Green

An editorial in the New York Times yesterday - reprinted in the International Herald Tribune today - makes the case for a new look at nuclear power.

It's not a new position, but it is receiving new support in view of the combination of the energy security and environmental challenges we so obviously are facing.

In the words of the NYT:

"How much impact nuclear power could really have in slowing carbon emissions has yet to be spelled out, but there is no doubt that nuclear power could serve as a useful bridge to even greener sources of energy."

True. And gradually we are likely to see policies also in Europe starting to move in that direction.

The energy review in Britain will be the first major move. But others are bound to follow.