John Key’s statements that National has no plan to lift the nuclear free policy of New Zealand are very disapointing. While David Farrar has a good point about it being “one less stick to be beaten with,” New Zealand’s nuclear free policy is stupid.
No I am not advocating that New Zealand enters the arms race and builds nuclear weapons – we’d need armed forces to make any sense of considering that as an option. I am talking about nuclear power.
Nuclear power rates higher on factors such as clean, green, efficient, reliable, affordable.
It is ridiculous that we are considering ruining our landscapes in the pursuit of noisy, native-bird-killing, ugly windfarms that produce stuff all power anyway. Hydrodams are ecologically unfriendly and coal is a bad pollutant. Geothermal again wrecks natural wonders. And none of the above is going to solve our power crisis.
The ridiculous knee jerk reactions to the mantra “nuclear” have to stop. More people have been killed by oil and battery plant accidents and the auckland motorways are more of a menace to human life than a nuclear power plant would be.