Singing the Praises of Nukes – Wired Mag.

nuke_wired.gifWired Magazine seems to have a very anti-treehugger stance when it comes to energy use. This month, raising the hackles of enviro-bloggers everywhere, they praise nuclear energy as ‘clean and green‘.
The sentance that proves they miss the point: “Besides, wouldn’t it be a blast to barrel down the freeway in a hydrogen Hummer with a clean conscience as your copilot”. The problem is over consumption. Is a “green” Hummer really green? What about the freeway itself?
Still, nuclear power is likely to be with us for a while, and if alternatives (including efficiency) are to emerge as popular and effective solutions, it is important to remain cognizent of the drawbacks of nukes: “high security costs of protecting nuclear plants, the environmental damage of uranium mining, and the incalculable costs of safely storing nuclear wastes” – Makower

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.