We are at (or even beyond) a crisis point in our  ability to meet our basic energy requirements. Without a large investment in viable and available energy generation, we face black-outs and societal dislocation. If  (or rather when) the lights go out, people will die and industry will grind to a halt. The main victims (and there will be thousands of them) will be mainly the poor, old and frail whose gas boilers won't turn on in a sudden cold or who are reduced to fuel poverty in order to finance the useless white elephant wind turbine fleet.

Consequently, Billothewisp supports a large increase in Nuclear Power generation. It is really the only way forward to ensure we have a secure energy source while allowing us to move away from fossil fuels. Other more fashionable generating methods, such as wind power simply do not cut the mustard and are a waste of time and money.

With regard to Global Warming,  I am what Anthony Watts would call a Luke Warmer. i.e. I am open to persuasion - I am not closed to rational debate. But I  generally go along with the scientific majority.

But in many ways Global Warming is irrelevant to the debate whether we need nuclear power or not. We need energy. We cannot adopt a Luddite anti-technology stance without seriously damaging our children's future. We will have to build nuclear or fossil plants. Except for Hydro no other generating methodology is truly viable.

Fossil fuels are very much yesterday's technology. They are dangerous, polluting and devour resources. Modern fourth generation nuclear has the promise of freeing us from dependence on rogue states while giving us plentiful energy.

Here my list of posts on nuclear power and energy policy.

November 2015
Plutonium Man

September 2015
Nuclear Power, Hinkley C and Sizewell B.

August 2015
Sendai Restart and an Early Christmas Gift
Sendai Nuclear Reactor Restart

January 2015
Plutonium: Problem or Solution?

February 2014
Lovelock: Adapt and Survive
The Merchants of Doubt

October 2013
Prof. David MacKay on the laws of Physics

August 2013
Fukushima - The Hidden Epidemic

July 2013
Jim Hansen on Nuclear and Renewables
Denmark versus France. Place Your Bets

June 2013
Fiddling While Sumatra Burns
Dead Germans Don't Count
Pandora's Promise

May 2013
Hansen and Nuclear Power

February 2013
The Coming Dark Age (Revisited)

June 2012
So Who Supports Nuclear Now?

April 2012
Is Nuclear In Decline Or Not?

March 2012
German Companies Dump UK Nuclear

February 2012
The Ghost of Winfrith

January 2012
 Fukishima Cold Shutdown
 Infant Mortality and Fukishima
 Nuclear Accident Casualty Figures
 The Windscale Fire 55 years on
 Keeping the Lights On with Nuclear

June 2011
European Electricity Prices Compared
The Case Against Coal
New Nuclear Sites Confirmed

May 2011
Fukishima Time To Go Home
Energy Policy and the Scottish Letter

April 2011
A Natural Experiment; The Fukishima Reactors

February 2011
Glowing In the Dark

January 2011
Superstition and Disease

December 2010
Steaming Into a Crisis

October 2010
Huhne and Humble Pie

May 2010
The Coming Dark Age
Nuclear is the Only Viable Option

January 2010
Thorium Nuclear Reactors