You know those bright yellow signs that show up at the end of the semester on campus asking you if you want to make inordinate amounts of money while you SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT? The guy who runs the org (Wisconsin Environment) that plasters campus with those posters has a column in the Cap Times today telling us that:
…we must recognize that investing in new nuclear reactors would actually delay needed progress and divert critical investment dollars away from better solutions.
First of all, don’t take the bait on those posters. Working for Wisconsin Environment was neither profitable for me nor do I think it was helpful in successfully addressing the problems of climate change (I was desperate for a job). At the very least, it was sketchy…really sketchy.
His column appears to follow suit. He cites a study done by his org. to argue for the radical conclusion that power plants are not part of the solution to creating sustainable sources of energy. In between are a host of disingenuous arguments and stats. Stuff like this just ruins the credibility of environmental non-profits in my eyes.
Any thoughts on the column Patrick?