by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
I have now had the second “green” book for review written by a (British) scientist of one kind or another and in both instances they were making a stand, within the pages, in the latter case in a novel, about how we need to use nuclear energy as a carbon neutral energy and how it would be possible to negate the issue of the waste.
In fact one of the authors even goes as far as to claim that, in the future, we would find a way to neutralize the dangerous radiation in nuclear waste. Somewhere along the line there must be lots of money in the game of writing such garbage to get the people to buy into nuclear energy as a green energy. At the same time, in both cases, the authors stated that wind and solar are dead-end technologies requiring permanent government subsidies without being able to provide for the needs.
To make claims that wind and solar are dead-end technologies requiring permanent government subsidies without being able to provide for the needs are not only very spurious and misleading but are, in fact, extremely dangerous for us and the Planet.
However, the way we employ wind and solar today is the wrong approach, i.e. the large solar farms and huge wind turbines on and off shore. Instead we must make it the norm to have solar and small wind on each and every roof in the country and to have storage batteries for when the sun does not shine or the wind does not blow. For that, however, we also need to change the power that we use in our homes, that is to say we need to change the lighting circuit and the general use circuitry to 12 volt direct current and only use inverters for 240 volt AC in case of the UK for the white goods and such. Most of our appliances, bar white goods, that is to say cookers, fridges, freezers and washing machines, do not require 240 volt AC. They generally work on 12 volt DC or below, be that our computers, our radios, or whatever. That is why they do have power supplies – once upon a time called transformer units – inside which convert the 240 volt AC down to lower voltages, in most cases, as said, to 12 volt DC or below. But I digressed.
It would appear that authors of certain kinds are now being gotten at, or financed, or in some other way coerced, by government to promote nuclear energy to the detriment of renewable energy, e.g. wind and solar, in books about environmental issues. Is that how low our governments, and especially the UK one, have stooped in order to promote their agenda? It would appear to be thus.