Regarding all the hand-wringing over wind turbine developments in Vermont, it should be noted that industrialization of ridgelines is a logical response by politicians and investors to the strength of the anti-nuclear power lobby.
If the United States is to reverse its decline into Third World status, lots more power will be needed. If not nuclear, then less clean, less compact sources will be needed — either death-dealing burning of hydrocarbons, or vast exploitation of “renewables.” Of course, conservation is desirable, but that only takes us to subsistence, not human progress.
Our anti-nuclear, pro-wind governor understands this, as do the old-line anti-nuclear activists who now head our local electric co-op.
Is it time yet to give nuclear power a second look?
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