Assemblyman Chuck DeVore is right. Nuclear power is the way to go!

I totally support the recommendation of Assemblyman Chuck DeVore to build new nuclear plants in CA, especially as we must comply with Assembly Bill 32 to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Let me quote from the Bill. The “California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006”.


38501. (a)”Global warming poses a serious threat to the economic well-being, public health, natural resources, and the environment of California. The potential adverse impacts of global warming include the exacerbation of air quality problems, a reduction in the quality and supply of water to the state from the Sierra snowpack, a rise in sea levels resulting in the displacement of thousands of coastal businesses and residences, damage to the marine ecosystem and the natural environment, and an increase in the incidences of infectious diseases, asthma, and other human health related problems.”

Did they overlook anything????????

According to the Assemblyman’s email we will need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. We need to take action now. You do not build a nuclear power plant overnight.
Having previously posted on the nuclear energy alternative I am pleased to see this ongoing discussion. Some Americans may have issues with France but over 70 percent of their energy comes from nuclear energy. And yes, there will be a need to address disposal of nuclear waste.

In an email just received from the Assemblyman he summarizes our current sourcing of energy in the U.S. as follows:

51 percent comes from (dirty) coal

20 percent from nuclear power plants

17 percent from natural gas

7 percent from hydroelectric

3 percent is derived by burning oil

2 percent comes from renewables such as wind and solar

What’s Juice readers thoughts on this greenhouse gas emissions challenge?

Do you support building new nuclear power plants?

Would you support opening LNG “liquified natural gas” terminals in CA?

Although “it never rains in CA” what’s your opinion of solar energy?

To contact Assemblyman DeVore simply go to his web site:

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