Friday, December 3, 2010

Dr. Patrick Moore

Dr. Patrick Moore was in the Upstate during the week beginning November 28.  Dr. Moore was one of the founders of Greenpeace, and is now a Co-Founded with former EPA Administrator and former Governor of New Jersey, Christie Todd Whitman.  Their organization is CASE, Clean and Safe Energy.  It is a nuclear power advocate.

Dr. Moore spoke to a group in the Fluor cafeteria in Greenville.  He said that nuclear power is the only safe and clean renewable that can provide carbonless baseload power for the next 1000 years.  Its safety record is unmatched in almost any industry.  He called solar power and wind power "pipe dreams."  Their intermittant nature and inherent cost will not make them competitive.  He said that future technologies for nuclear power will reduce the capital costs and the consume the waste in the reactor itself. 

Dr. Moore has recently written a book called "Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout."  It can be pre-ordered on the website

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