The Sun News MyrtleBeach Online web site published an interesting editorial on 29 December 2005 titled Green vs. Nuclear. I like the subtitle even better – “Renewable energy can’t come close to meeting S.C. near-term power demand”.
The editorial writer seems to take some serious pride in the fact that South Carolina might be the site of the first nuclear plant built anywhere in the US in the past several decades. Here is the final paragraph of the editorial:
Santee Cooper deserves great credit for pushing ahead with renewable energy research – in hope that one day it will render other forms of power generation obsolete. But it deserves even greater credit for seeing nuclear power as the best means of meeting electricity demand in the near term.
I recommend that you click over to the MyrtleBeach Online site and read the rest of the piece.