“People living in poverty in the Punjab want what we in the West have & it is rank hypocrisy for us to suggest they can’t have it....

“And there is only one reliable, low-carbon energy source that we can invest in now: nuclear”

@ziontree @DailyMailUK

“There are some who believe we should live extremely constrained lifestyles, much like people in the Punjab village my parents are from. I have spent time there and it was heartbreaking. Children die from health problems we in the West can easily cure.”

“Over time, the contradiction between preaching climate apocalypse and opposing nuclear energy will become increasingly untenable. Greta Thunberg & Extinction Rebellion will need to admit that we need nuclear, or face a loss of credibility and relevance”

“Ms Lights said she has since taken a role at campaign group Environmental Progress UK, whose campaigns include supporting the building of the Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk.”



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24 Oct
Solar farms require 300-400x more land than a nuclear or natural gas plant and produce 200-300 times more waste than nuclear plants
For a more in-depth look at why power density determines environmental impact, please consider reading my best-selling and critically-acclaimed new book

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11 Oct
Remember that “apocalyptic” fire in northern California that forced people to flee their homes & was supposedly “caused” by climate change?

Not only was it perfectly natural, the Park Service now says it was just what the forest & spotted owls needed

Quick! Somebody alert Facebook’s censors @ClimateFdbk to slap a warning label on that San Francisco Chronicle story for being “misleading” because it failed to mention that climate change has doomed our forests to the apocalypse!!!
All of this will come as a shock to East Coast journalists who are too scared to go camping but were absolutely certain climate change had burned down 2,000 year old redwood trees
Read 4 tweets
30 Sep
Under Obama-Biden, “$15B went to energy efficiency, which turned out to be a massive waste of money. 2x as much money was spent weatherizing homes as was saved. The episode disproved the myth that efficiency investments always “pay for themselves.”

“Determined to learn nothing from history, Green New Dealers are now proposing to spend taxpayer dollars weatherizing every building in America.”
FWIW, this is not a left-right issue. Even @MotherJones reports, “the upfront cost of efficiency upgrades came to about $5,000 per house, on average. But their central estimate of the benefits only amounted to about $2,400 per household.”

Read 4 tweets
28 Sep
"California is what American life will look like if the Green New Deal succeeds"

Only nuclear can replace fossil fuels at low-cost while creating millions of good jobs

Excellent new *progressive* case for nuclear by @dumbaristotle article @BellowsMag

"California's rolling blackouts this summer were caused by decades of costly and poorly planned decisions to replace nuclear and gas plants with solar and wind."

Terrific new video on California's renewable energy crisis by @TheAbridgedZach @reason

The movement for nuclear energy is growing!

- Dozens of bikers did "Ride for Reactors" in Illinois

- Dance for nuclear in South Africa

- Massive virtual pro-nuclear demo in Australia

- Hundreds in Holland, France, Canada!

Check out @StandUp4Nuclear !

Read 6 tweets
23 Sep
If you care so much about the climate why are you trying to close California's last nuclear power plant?

Diablo Canyon:

- provides clean energy to 3M people

- is needed to fuel EVs

- is set to be replaced by fossil fuels, creating CO2-equivalent to adding 2M cars to road
California had blackouts last fall and was on the brink of 'cascading failures' from a shortage of electricity just a few weeks ago

So in response to our energy crisis you're seeking to a) increase demand for electricity from EVs & b) kill a plant that provides power to 3M?
If you care so much about reducing emissions, why are you seeking to replace the 9% of our electricity that comes from clean nuclear rather than the 50% that comes from fossil fuels?
Read 8 tweets
16 Sep
Last year, Extinction Rebellion claimed "billions will die from climate change" & "Earth is dying"

Both are lies, and I called them out for it

Now it is lying about me & smearing my colleague @ziontree

Why? Because @ziontree rightly denounced Extinction Rebellion for alarmism
As background, I

- have been an environmental activist for 33 years & a climate activist for 20 years

- helped win massive govt investment in renewables, 2003-09

- helped saved enough nuclear since 2016 to reduce CO2 equivalent to 24M cars on road

Our small nonprofit research and policy organization @envprogress is funded by a small group of individuals with no financial interest in our research or advocacy

And, unlike @XRebellionUK @Greenpeace @SierraClub @NRDC we disclose our donors publicly:

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