Ronald Baily of Reason Magazine published a story on Tech Central Station titled TCS COP 11 Coverage: Nuclear Explosion at Montreal. Apparently there was quite a heated discussion during a session at the Montreal Climate Change Conference Conference of Parties.
(Note: Those last three words is where the COP comes from; the 11 means that this is the 11th gathering of world government representatives to discuss measures to reduce emissionsn of greenhouse gases.)
As described in the article, Elizabeth May, the head of the Sierra Club of Canada was described as “screeching” her opposition to even evaluating the climate benefits of nuclear fission power.
Another interesting part of the article was when the author described my friend Sama Bilbao y Leon explaining the structure of the current version of the Price-Anderson Act insurance for nuclear power plants. It is a concise statement in case any of you are interested in the digest version of a fairly complex piece of legislation.
The article concluded with a reasonable question – if the anti’s are so sure that the market has rejected nuclear power, why are they so adamant that it not be allowed to try again with new plants?