Yes! Unfortunately, the “Unholy, Dirty Trinity” of Nuclear, Fracking and Coal is working to block renewable energy.
All environmentalists are now in the same boat together – the anti-nukers, anti-frackers, anti-coal ers, and anti-oil ers must come together in defense of Wind, Solar, Geothermal and Hydro – the real renewables. The “Unholy, Dirty Trinity” of Nuclear, Fracking and Coal have linked their fates –
Nuclear Energy Rising At The Expense of Renewable Power
The key is that Nuclear appears to be trying to get itself declared as a renewable energy source in the coming “Carbon Games”, (the EPA carbon rules, the state renewable portfolio standards, and the state based carbon trading schemes), and throw their Renewable Energy Credits and Carbon Trading Credits as a lifeline to the Frackers and to Coal.
Plus the “Unholy, Dirty Trinity” is trying to stall/maim/kill renewable energy portfolio standards in many states, as they did recently in Ohio – winning a 2 year delay, Governor signs bill delaying renewable-energy goals
Read how the attack on Ohio’s renewable energy standard came from ALEC, this articles does not mention the Nuclear connection, but it is there in the mix:
ALEC Attacks Ohio Renewable Energy Standard, Local Newspapers Fail to Show Fossil Fuel Connection
Here in Illinois, this spring, we got a “stall” on our “Fix” to our Renewable Energy Portfolio thanks to the Nuclear Industry, plus we got a “We Love Nuclear” bill, HR1146: Illinois General Assembly – Bill Status for HR1146
Nuclear also plans to suck the financing/subsidies out of the room making it less viable for renewable energy projects to survive.
The Cost of Nuclear Power: Numbers That Don’t Add Up | UCSUSA
Below are 2 fact sheets on Nuclear being “Dirty Energy” and a link to a great summary article with videos. The upshot — Nuclear power plants are dirty during the entire life cycle of the fuel, processing, at the plant, and in the “forever” storage of nuclear waste. Also Nuclear power plants release radioactive gases everyday, into the atmosphere, that do not go away, as part of routine operations. Nuclear ain’t sustainable – not if we want to continue to live on this planet!
The NYC Climate Rally, March and Convergence on Sept 20th – 21st is growing into a huge outpouring of pro-Renewable Energy sentiment – there will be at least 3 days of actions. Please join us in NYC with messages of solidarity with all of the enviro groups for “Real Renewable Energy” over Nuclear, Fracking, Oil and Coal!
A Call to Arms: An Invitation to Demand Action on Climate Change
Ready to march? Sign up for the March here.