06 July 2007

Exploding the energy myths of the 20th century

From a Gristmill guest blog from the Policy Director at Climate Solutions, on assumptions about energy that are (finally) being blown out of the water:

"Cheap" gas: The gig is already up. But c'mon, it was a lie anyway. The price at the pump is a small fraction of the true cost of gas -- in dollars, blood, and climate disruption. Expensive gas is just the ugly truth about fossil fuel addiction: it's unaffordable.
The whole post is worth reading, both for its nicely non-hysterical take on the (environmental and economic) necessity of moving away from fossil fuels, and for its discussion of why nuclear power ought to be back on the table as a potential renewable power source.