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4:30pm May 23, 2012

“The Sensible Environmentalist” Talks Nuclear Energy

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Dr. Patrick Moore, known as “The Sensible Environmentalist”, has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 30 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world’s largest environmental activist organization.

Dr. Moore currently serves as Chair and Chief Scientist of Greenspirit Strategies, a consultancy focusing on environmental policy and communications in forestry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, mining, biodiversity, energy and climate change.

In 2006, Dr. Moore was named Co-Chair of Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, an organization that promotes nuclear energy as a clean, safe, and dependable source of power.

Recently Dr. Patrick Moore sat down to have an in depth chat with Politic365 about all things nuclear energy. He spoke to the importance of nuclear energy with regards to the role it plays in current electricity generation as well as what an integral party it will play in the future as we seek clean alternatives to our waning fossil fuels.

The Economics of Nuclear Energy

“The fact is around employment and jobs, no energy technology employs more people at better wages than nuclear energy does,” Dr. Moore shared in the second part of the interview. Dr. Moore went on to define nuclear as a job creation vehicle and explained that a “nuclear power plant is a compact, very powerful wealth creation machine”.

Nuclear Fact vs Fiction

“For years people have watched this yellow-green liquid nuclear waste on the Simpsons.  There is no such thing. It’s actually little solid pellets, slightly warm, not even slightly corrosive and can’t get out of a container by themselves.”

Dr. Moore also addressed the misconceptions people have about nuclear energy. Here is explains that nuclear “waste” is actually untapped sources of nuclear energy; and that by recycling these pellets we have the technology to create another cycle(s) of energy.



About the Author

E.R. Barnette
E.R. Barnette
Prior to joining Politic365, E.R. Barnette spent nine years with Procter & Gamble. Barnette has a rich, diverse background in sales analytics as well as merchandising & marketing of Fortune 500 brands. Barnette has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in Communications/Media Production.




 
 

 
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2 Comments


  1. [...] “The Sensible Environmentalist” Talks Nuclear Energy Dr. Patrick Moore, known as “The Sensible Environmentalist”, has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 30 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world’s largest environmental activist organization [...]


  2. Dr. Moore's Book CONFESSIONS OF A GREENPEACE DROPOUT: THE MAKING OF A SENSIBLE ENVIRONMENTALIST is a highly entertaining read covering the halcyon days of Greenpeace with a lot of enviro-myth busting. http://www.beattystreetpublishing.com/confessions



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