25 Nov '13, 10pm

Renewables and Nuclear: Why Can't We Be Friends?

"The color of your skin don't matter to me, as long as we can live in harmony." - WAR, "Why Can't We Be Friends?" The above verse was written about how differences in people should not matter in the grand scheme of life, but the words can also apply to the relationship between nuclear and renewables in the grand scheme of power generation. It's a well-known fact that the nuclear energy and renewable energy industries have a love-hate relationship. Critics of renewables say they are not reliable sources of energy, cost too much to build and maintain and are environmentally unfriendly, and anti-nuclear folks say just about the same thing. Both industries understand that all power generating sources will be necessary to reliably keep the lights on, but the claws come out when anyone tries to determine if one source is "better" than the other, or if financial incentives are un...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/11...

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