I just watched a half hour long message that matched my political desires for leadership with one glaring exception. In a long list of energy programs that included wind, solar, natural gas, clean coal and automotive fuel standards, not one word was said about the important contribution that can be made by nuclear power. That is discouraging. This election cannot be viewed as a referendum on nuclear power; there are so many other important issues at stake. However, without continued acknowledgement that nuclear power is one of the most important sources of energy for the future, there is a chance that people like Bill Richardson will be put into positions that will allow them to favor their traditional fossil fuel constituents. If anyone who reads this has a point of entry to the campaign, please use it to help shape our future.
About Rod Adams
Rod Adams is Managing Partner of Nucleation Capital, a venture fund that invests in advanced nuclear, which provides affordable access to this clean energy sector to pronuclear and impact investors. Rod, a former submarine Engineer Officer and founder of Adams Atomic Engines, Inc., which was one of the earliest advanced nuclear ventures, is an atomic energy expert with small nuclear plant operating and design experience. He has engaged in technical, strategic, political, historic and financial analysis of the nuclear industry, its technology, regulation, and policies for several decades through Atomic Insights, both as its primary blogger and as host of The Atomic Show Podcast. Please click here to subscribe to the Atomic Show RSS feed. To join Rod's pronuclear network and receive his occasional newsletter, click here.