Bush promotes nuclear energy. Well, yay. The time has is long long overdue for nuclear reactors to be built. Strangely, all the regulations intended to make sure they’re safe do just the opposite. No new designs can be tried, even though we have over 50 years more technology and experience to draw on. And the cost of going through regulation hurdles is so high that it’s just not feasible to build them.
But, wait, this quote is odd! “It’s time for this country to start building nuclear power plants again,” said Bush, who noted that while the U.S. gets 20 percent of its electricity from nuclear reactors, France meets 78 percent of its electricity needs with nuclear power. Doesn’t he know everything the French do is wrong? Maybe we should introduce Freedom Fuel!