Peter Bradford, Patrick Moore and Jim Riccio
debate the future of nuclear power
and why nuclear power cannot solve the climate crisis.
The nuclear power industry wants people to believe that new atomic reactors
are part of an appropriate solution to the climate crisis. To further
that goal, the industry’s Nuclear Energy Institute funds the Clean
and Safe Energy Coalition, co-chaired by Patrick Moore, who worked for
Greenpeace more than two decades ago. Moore has received a lot of mileage
and media attention for those old Greenpeace credentials as an “environmentalist”
who has changed his views on nuclear power. Seldom mentioned is that Moore
is paid to espouse those views on behalf of the industry. Through Greenspirit
Strategies, Ltd., a Canadian company Moore chairs, Moore also lobbies
and consults with other polluting industries.
On October 27, 2006, a debate on the future of nuclear power and its
role in climate took place in Burlington, VT before the Society for Environmental
Journalists, between Moore, former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford and
Greenpeace US nuclear safety analyst Jim Riccio.
To see the video of that debate and an accompanying slide show
that provides additional commentary, click
Peter Bradford is a former Commissioner of
the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and former chair of the New York
State Public Service Commission and the Maine Public Utilities Commission.
Patrick Moore is chair of Greenspirit Strategies,
Ltd and co-chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, funded by the
Nuclear Energy Institute. You can read more about Moore’s position
on nuclear power here: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Patrick_Moore_on_Nuclear_Power
Jim Riccio is nuclear safety analyst for Greenpeace
US and formerly worked with Public Citizen and Nuclear Information and
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