Nuclear: A “Grossly Uncompetitive” Energy Option

As the “grave and unpredictable” nuclear crisis in Japan continues, energy experts both internationally and domestically are questioning the viability of nuclear to deliver safe and reliable energy.

Is it possible to meet our carbon reduction targets without nuclear? According to Amory Lovins, yes, and more effectively and cheaply. Lovins asserts that nuclear is such a slow and costly climate solution, it actually reduces and retards climate protection, compared with a best buys first approach.

Over the weekend, Lovins spoke with host Bruce Gellerman on Public Radio International’s Living on Earth, about the true costs of nuclear power.

Listen to, or download the podcast from Living on Earth.

Or, you can view a full interview transcript.