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Public Fear Of Nuclear Isn’t Why Nuclear Energy Is Fading

March 15th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

Fear of nuclear power is vastly overrated as an issue among pro-nuclear advocates. Like conservatives in the USA up to the Secretary of the Interior blaming non-existent eco-terrorists for west coast wildfires, it's a strawman, a convenient fiction that the nuclear advocates share among themselves to avoid the harsh truth


US Commentators Point At Germany For Bad Energy Policies, But Live In Glass Houses

March 15th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

There are two persistent and overlapping trends in American discussions of climate change, nuclear energy, and renewable energy. The first is American exceptionalism, the idea that the USA is doing better than any country in the world despite denying climate change and walking away from the Paris Accord. The second is that Germany is awful, choosing to shut down its nuclear plants, resulting in massive increases in greenhouse gases



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