On April 3, 2011, I wrote the article, Who is behind enenews.com?, in which I wrote:
“Who is behind enenews.com, the site known as Energy News, which, for the time being, has been focusing solely on the fallout of the Japanese nuclear disaster?
The short answer is, we don’t know.“
It later came out that it is run by an anonymous, self-described lawyer with a penchant for posting hyped and fear-based articles about nuclear power.
As I commented on June 22, 2011:
“Enenews.com keeps putting out the scary headlines, but what they’re not going to do is get into the unnecessary reasons for the disaster in the first place.
If nuclear power wasn’t so heavily subsidized, if the government got out of building nuclear plants and if the private sector could get insurance to build them and the consent of neighbouring property owners who would be most affected, then go ahead with building more nuclear plants.
But no, it’s about putting out the fear.“
Sadly, as of August 15, 2012, according to Alexa.com, the site is more popular than ever, and predictably, its author still isn’t advocating any solutions.
My proposal for immediate redress of the current situation concerning nuclear power — which the most rabid anti-nuclear activists and the most laissez-faire free market advocates should find common ground in supporting — is this:
- Eliminate all government funding for nuclear power research
- Eliminate all government funding for the operation and insurance of nuclear plants
- Sell all government-owned nuclear plants to the private sector, or close those that aren’t sold
- Require the consent of local property owners for the continued or new operation of nearby nuclear power plants
It may be that the implementation of these proposals eventually results in the end of nuclear power as we know it, and I think that could prove to be the case, but the longer time goes without any well-known, so-called “green” organizations advocating such proposals, the more I question their commitment to their espoused principles.
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