Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu, who is also the director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, echoes the desire to rethink nuclear. He reasons that despite the fears and concerns about the energy source, nuclear power must be considered because it does not produce greenhouse gas during generation. Anything, he said, would be better than carbon-spewing coal plants. [emphasis added]
And what of the people who don't want to consider nuclear energy in the hope that less controversial solutions like renewable energy and conservation will be enough?
"If you start thinking like that, then you doom yourself," he said.
Yes, yes, Dr Chu is my boss' boss' boss' boss' boss. However, I happened to agree with him even before coming to the Lab or he took that position...and he's not a lowly puter grubber like I am.