Nuclear Impractical — Global Price on Carbon & Solar Grid Parity to Change the World (VIDEO)

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Jonathon Porritt, Co-founder of Friends of the Earth and Founding Director of Forum for the Future, reiterates what Dr Jeremy Leggett, Founder and Chairman of SolarCentury, and I said in our CNBC & Harvard Business Review “Energy Opportunities” interviews — in particular, that we have the renewable energy technologies today that we need to transition to a truly clean energy society.

He also chimes in on the nuclear energy story, saying things I think I mentioned but that were not included in the final cut of my video — basically, he emphasized that the economics of nuclear make it a no-brainer no-go. It’s fumbled the ball for 60 years and, unless governments cut it off, will continue doing so. The people who don’t think so have bought the nuclear industry’s kool aid or work in the industry itself. (My words, not his.)

Porritt also notes the great importance and transformational potential of a global price on carbon. Hopefully it won’t be long before we see that.

And, similar to Leggett, Porritt notes that it won’t be long until solar hits grid parity. And when it does, “the world changes,.. the world changes.” Watch the full video here:

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