Thursday, January 28, 2010
Nuclear is the Way to Go (CS 404)
I was rather surprised to hear Obama talk about building new nuclear power plants. "Green tech" is becoming increasingly popular, but wind and solar power doesn't cut it. Much like in SimCity 2000, you have to build 125 wind mills to equal the power of one nuclear power plant. While numbers might not play out exactly in real life, you get the idea. Many people keep trying to find clean energy, not realizing that nuclear power, when properly constructed and maintained, is very clean. The number of jobs it would create would also be a plus. Yes, there are concerns that come with it, but current technology and high standards can greatly lessen those concerns. If people want to invest in "green tech," then nuclear power is the way to go.