Henri Bonet, Engineer and Nuclear Physicist, World Council On Isotopes: Many people believe that our work in the nuclear field is not ethical, relaying Greenpeace and other Environmentalist’s accusations. What to respond? Thriving in Radiation: Many ethical issues are related to both protection against radiation and exploitation of radiation as a means for improving quality of human life. Nuclear techniques are used in a significant number of applications outside nuclear energy production. Examples include not only the medical sector, but also agriculture and food processing, modern industry including materials development, environmental protection, space exploration, arts & science, public security… All together, these various sectors economically dwarf that of energy production.
South Australia without wind turbine electricity again (Anthony Watts, Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun) USofA09.Feb.2017
Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun and Anthony Watts: South Australia's wind farms fail again, grinding out just 2 per cent power when the wind's die in a heatwave. Result: blackouts to 40,000 homes as the temperature soars above 40 degrees. And lives put in danger by this green madness.
Jon Boone, environmentalist, naturalist, bird and nature artist, wind energy expert: The electrical grid needs precise, controllable energy input for modern society. Wind energy is unpredictable, highly variable, near useless for regional and national electrical grids. Near double the effort and available power is required to just accommodate the political mandates for wind power.
Jon Boone, environmentalist, naturalist, bird and nature artist, wind energy expert: Modern power is a time machine, not for moving back and forward in time, but rather expanding the time in which we can do other things. As the scale of power production gets larger, costs become less expensive, making the power more generally available. Modern power has lifted billions of people out of the grind of poverty, improving both quantity and quality of life.