I received a press release from U.S. Senator Domenici's office this afternoon.
Here's an excerpt I'd like to share with you...
While some biofuels technology, like corn ethanol, is available now to help build that bridge, we must also move forward with advanced biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol, if we're going to get to the other side of the bridge where biofuels, nuclear energy, wind, solar, and other renewables will secure our energy future, free of foreign sources.
Notice anything odd?
Looks like the good folks at Domenici's office slipped "nuclear energy" into the list of "renewables that will secure our energy future."
You know, it's one thing to champion nuclear energy. If that's your angle...fine. We don't agree nuclear holds much promise as a clean, domestic energy source for the future as uranium is a finite resource. Not to mention, they still don't know what the hell to do with all the waste. Well, other than tell us they can "safely" store and transport it.
But to slip it into a press release as a component of the renewable energy framework? Well, that's just dishonest. And he knows it!
But I guess when your campaign donors include at least three dozen members of the Nuclear Energy Institute, you have to find ways to make them happy.
I just wonder if Vichi read the story today about how a reactor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant had to be shut down after radio frequencies from a camera interfered with a boiler pump that provides water to four steam generators.
Yeah, that sounds real safe and clean!