Leaders of at least ten major corporations have requested mandatory federal greenhouse gas limits
Shane and I talk about the somewhat counterintuitive request by the heads of ten major US corporations (Including GE, FP and L Group, PG and E, Duke Energy, Caterpillar, Alcoa, DuPont, BP America, Lehman Brothers, PNM Resources) for the federal government to impose mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions. These organizations favor a consistent approach in all jurisdictions and believe that mandatory limits are easier to manage and more effective than voluntary measures. For these corporations, uncertainty is more disturbing than a predictable additional cost of compliance.
We also touch briefly on nuclear heated desalination, whale diving and electricity service recovery following major hurricanes. In other words, we ramble on as usual, but for a shorter period than most of our weekly chats. As atomic geeks, we cut the show short to go listen to see if President Bush would have any new announcements about energy and/or climate change in his State of the Union address.
Here is a link to an interesting note about a nuclear desalination project that appeared recently on the World Nuclear News: