, I am with you on nuclear being the way to go, but please don't use the bird arguement. As a conservative, who indeed thinks any for of on-land wind is a waste of everyones time (off shore is a little different, and nowhere near as infrequent), birds are not a reason to worry about wind power. Thats grabbing at straws. +Trevor Curnow
, nuclear is incredibly safe. How many people have been injured in nuclear power related accidents. None in Japan. The Soviet Union chose to ignore any form of safety precautions, three-mile wasn't bad. Nuclear gets a bad wrap for the word "nuclear." Uranium isn't going to explode. It isn't that type of material. As seen in Japan, even a drastic meltdown where the cooling fails, back up cooling fails, and radiation escapes, it isn't a bid deal. Nobody died of radiation. Nobody. We are exposed to radiation everyday. Hell, our blood is radioactive, and if you have granite counter tops in your house, guess what? They are radioactive. Navy crews sleep feet away from nuclear reactors with no issues at all.
Also, it is worth mentioning that every nuclear acccident has been in a time of deregulation. Despite being conservative, nuclear should be regulated so that private organizatons do not push the lives of nuclear reactors just to save a nickel or two.
Its clean, its safe, and we have enough to produce enough energy for practically ever. Why not?