19 Jul '11, 5pm

Nuclear power’s new marketing strategy: hide behind some windmills:

Nuclear power’s new marketing strategy: hide behind some windmills:

The tagline on this advertisement for German Atomic Forum ("founded in 1959 to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy in Germany") is "CO2 Emissions = Zero." See how they did that? They put the nuclear power plant behind some windmills and farmland, and it's a beautiful, clear day! In your mind, you're like "nuclear power, that's as German as female prime ministers and sound fiscal planning." First, it's worth noting that wind farms are now the de-facto symbol of all that is good and right in the world of energy. Score. And second, it's worth noting that new nuclear power plants aren't exactly carbon neutral or, for that matter, renewable .

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-07-19-nuclear-powers-new-m...

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