Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Economist on post-Japan Nukes.
The Economist offers two depressingly bracing insights on the nuclear industry post-Japan. One, it ain't goin' away. All the solar and wind and leftover fossil fuels are just not enough to satisfy our seemingly insatiable demand for energy. And the other, the countries most likely to double down on nukes are those least likely to be able to handle it--the ones without the institutional structure to minimize the likelihood of catastrophe, and to respond to it poorly when it happens. Link.