Friday, September 07, 2007
Weird New Book Says America Can Be CO2 & Oil Free
Dr. Arjun Makhijani, left, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, is the author of a new study that says the U.S. could eliminate almost all of its carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2050. It also concludes that it is possible to do so without the use of nuclear power. The study, Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy, was produced as a joint project of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research.
Dr. Makhijani is a brilliant man. So we wonder how he continues to come up with such wildly irrational proposals for America. His proposals, if adopted, would destroy American society as we know it. It would put us back in the Stone Age. Maybe even farther back in time. No thanks. A few of his recommendations are okay but his statement that renewable technologies can completely replace nuclear power and fossil fuels is just off the wall. Maybe Dr. Makhijani should consider publishing these works in the fiction category. (Press Release)