Monday, May 16, 2005

No Nukes!

James Lovelock, one of the godfathers of the modern environmentalist movement in England, has called for coping with energy demand through nuclear power. In reading this article, I was stricken by the fact that the nuclear plants seem to require a great deal of government subsidy to be viable. Maybe the governments of the world should stop all energy subsidies, allow people to stick up for their own environmental degradation property rights, and see what happens. I suspect there'd be a lot more serious efforts at conservation and efficiency over development.