This Needs to be Said More Often

By May 21, 2007Energy

From the Columbus Dispatch:

“You’re not going to power Columbus, Ohio, on a wind farm,” said Bill Madia, executive vice president of Battelle. “There’s no hydroelectric power in Columbus and look what is happening to corn prices.”

Battelle is overseeing Department of Energy efforts to develop advanced technologies. Madia said more than 130 nuclear plant projects are being planned or are under construction worldwide.

In a report on energy needs and climate change that will be released Tuesday in Washington, Battelle argues that the role of nuclear power must be expanded.

Britain sees merit in the idea.

May 21 (Bloomberg) — U.K. Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly today will propose ways to streamline the system for granting planning and building permission, aiming to spur construction of new homes, nuclear power plants and airport runways.