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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Greenpeace Founder Comes Full Circle on Nuclear Power - Now on ElectricTV.net

Dr. Patrick Moore, a founding member of Greenpeace, reconsiders the global benefits of nuclear energy in the latest edition of ElectricTV.net. A joint production of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), ElectricTV.net is the only Web TV program dedicated to reporting the latest developments in the electrical construction and information systems industries.
Says Dr. Moore, now chairman and chief scientist of the Vancouver-based consultancy Green Spirit Strategies, the protest against nuclear energy that began in the 1970s was "so focused on nuclear weapons and nuclear war that we lumped all things nuclear in the same category as being evil. We made the mistake of not recognizing that nuclear energy was a beneficial use, [that] it was a clean energy source that does not produce greenhouse gas and air pollution like the fossil fuels do."
Also on the program are a feature on the construction of the first uranium enrichment facility to be built on U.S. soil in thirty years; a spotlight on Helmets to Hardhats, a unique program helping returning veterans find successful careers in the building and construction trades; and a piece exploring the truth about compact fluorescent lamps.

(Source: Market Watch)

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