From a business perspective, private investors should be seen as the ultimate ”referees” on competing energy choices, using informed diligence and prudent criteria to determine which energy technologies can compete in the market with the best chance of generating revenues and profits. As Amory Lovins points out, the capital markets have already spoken. Private investors and project finance lenders have flatly rejected large base-load nuclear power plants and have enthusiastically embraced supply-side competitors, decentralized cogeneration, and renewables.
The Euro continues to wobble and induce fear. But what if there were a creative monetary policy solution to stabilize it?
We are on the verge of witnessing the birth of a new economic order from the ashes of the old. We’ve been a first-hand witness the last several decades to the dissolution of the old political and economic systems that brought us to this point. And we can now say with some confidence that the time has come for the existing economic order to pass away.
Nuclear power creates unacceptable risks to our planet. Investing in nuclear energy undercuts our ability to solve our intertwined energy and climate change crises and increases the risk of cancer, nuclear terrorism and proliferation, and contamination from nuclear waste. Greenwashing at its worst The growing interest in nuclear energy has been bolstered by the industry’s […]
We are bombing Afghanistan. We know that with all of our modern weaponry, we can’t reach Osama bin Laden in the caves where he lives. He is not exposed. Conversely, he and his terrorist associates can reach any tall building in America with a pickup truck full of a commonly available totally unregulated fertilizer (ammonium nitrate) […]