Book Brief: Alan Waltar, "AMERICA THE POWERLESS." This is an excellent book that is still in print. We encourage people everywhere to read it. There are four cases for nuclear power today:
1) countries going ahead with plentiful new nuclear power plants
2) countries operating nuclear power plants but not adding many more
3) countries getting out of nuclear power
4) countries that don't have nuclear power yet
Reading this book is important to people everywhere.
China News: Adding many nuclear power plants will greatly help pollution from far dirtier electric generating plants. This is a great example for the world, in particular for 1st world countries who are abandoning nuclear power for lowest grade fossil fuels, wind, solar, etc.
Fred Singer - Fossil fuels, coal, oil, and natural gas, are really solar energy stored up over millions of years of geologic history. These fuels have made possible the Industrial Revolution of the past three centuries, with huge advances in the living standard, and advances in science that have led to the development of sustainable, non-fossil-based sources of energy -- assuring availability of vital energy supplies far into the future. Energy based on nuclear fission has many of the same advantages: it emits no carbon dioxide (CO2) and is practically inexhaustible.
Geert de Vries: Energy-related information for Africa is scarce. This relates to information about installed systems, potential sources, transmission and distribution grid penetration, and current use. When we consider the population served by electricity we are including grid-connected as well as off-grid decentralised installations, which are usually diesel.