Over 230 people attended a standing-room-only public forum of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the evening of November 20 in San Luis Obispo, CA, to express their opinions the NRC’s Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) and proposed Waste Confidence Rule. The GEIS attempts to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with the continued storage […]
World Business Academy Founder Rinaldo S. Brutoco presents the moral and economic case against nuclear power, with a focus on the risks at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
Diamandis and Kotler provide a fascinating romp through a wide range of technologies that are improving at exponential rates—in computing, energy, water, health care, digital manufacturing, and many other areas.
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 […]
In the final stages of World War II, Japan found young men willing to give their lives in suicidal missions against Allied warships. Scarves tucked around their necks blowing in the wind identified them as men willing to die for their country. The modern day kamikazes are the men who have been sent day after […]
Nuclear power is not the answer to our energy needs or the climate change crisis. Nuclear power plants produce more greenhouse gas emission than wind, and certainly fewer than coal, but that is not the issue. Building new nuclear plants to try to reduce carbon emissions would irrevocably commit the world to a plutonium economy, […]
The nuclear industry, like Wall Street, knows how to make money with other people’s money: move liabilities off balance sheet, use lots of borrowed money and leverage, don’t worry about loading too much debt onto the company as long as insiders can walk away with plenty of money and look to the fool taxpayer to […]
How many crises will it take? The recent destruction wrought by Big Finance and Big Oil will pale in comparison to the destruction wrought by Big Nuclear if we do not use the Gulf disaster as a transformational moment to end our dangerous addiction to dirty fuels and to reject the illusion that industry will […]