Re: Green new deal
There has been a lot of noise about the lack of nuclear power. I just wanted to clarify that its not because we are against nuclear power, its just that its not something that is feasible within the context of the 10-15 year time period we are trying to make the shift within.
Construction time alone is 7-10 years but when you add in the permitting, licensing, and litigation involved, you'd have to tack on up to another 10 years. So now, we are talking about up to 20 years before you can get a nuclear power plant online and I haven't even talked about the waste issue yet. Thats 20 more years of fossil fuels.
With that said, it'd be wise to leave that out of a plan where the goal is to IMMEDIATELY shift energy production to renewables.
The green new deal resolution is pretty flawless other than the fact that its too vague. All of the criticism has been about things that were either only on the FAQ, or were just made up by special interests.
5/2/2019 8:23:10 PM