A commenter on my last smoking gun report claimed that it did not provide direct evidence of antinuclear activity by the beneficiaries – in that case, the people selling LNG tankers to a market that is growing because of the forced shutdown of operable nuclear power plants in Japan and Germany.
Today I ran across a strongly worded antinuclear article on OilPrice.com written by John Daly, the CEO of U.S.-Central Asia Biofuels Ltd., a company that benefits by limiting the competitive supply of emission free nuclear energy in whatever markets it serves. (Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find any information about the company other than biographical references to it in articles that John Daly writes.)
Here is a quote from the article’s conclusion that helps to show how this qualifies as a smoking gun that might even satisfy Steve Skutnik, my favorite smoking gun skeptic.
So, what to make of Japan’s tepid decision to downsize its nuclear energy commitment? Thoughtful analysts might note that Europe’s leading technological powerhouses, Germany and Japan, have apparently decided to pursue energy alternatives to nuclear while France, Europe’s leading user of nuclear energy, is also rethinking its position.
Do Berlin and Tokyo know something that other nations do not? Whatever occurs, expect a vigorous rear-guard action by the global nuclear power industry, as it attempts to preserve its multi-billion dollar industry, starting with them suddenly joining the climate change bandwagon by emphasizing that NPPs generate zero greenhouse gases.
Which, of course, is why former Fukushima residents outside the NPP’s 12 mile exclusion zone breathe so much more easily.
It looks like Mr. Daly has made a habit of doing whatever he can to spread false, negative information about nuclear energy. Here is a second example: Study Finds that Childhood Leukemia Rates Double Near Nuclear Power Stations.
Nuclear energy contributes positively to the cleanliness of the environment and the general prosperity of human society. Its natural enemies are rich and powerful people whose prosperity is threatened by competition from a superior power source. Please resist the temptation to accept statements from media sources indicating that “environmentalists” are the real source of antinuclear activity.