A bit off topic: I saw an argument you made on nuclear power where you claimed the “left” or “progressives” are not anti nuclear power. You cited Joe Romm as an example. That is preposterous. Romm’s anti nuclear stance consists of circulating lies about nuclear economics while cheering on anyone who is protesting the technology, while he claims he’s completely innocent. You can get your IP address flagged so he can permanently “moderate” you out of existence on his blog if you so much as ask why, if the case against nuclear power is so strong, was it necessary for Al Gore to air brush out the word “nuclear” when he reproduced the famous McKinsey GHG mitigation cost curve on page 246 of Our Choice? Leave the word in and Gore’s readers would understand that McKinsey thought nuclear was cheaper than solar and wind. Cut it out and the readers don’t know. For that, comments under my name are prohibited on Romm’s blog.
An example of Romm in debate is when he appeared on stage at Dartmouth with one of his former MIT teachers, Ernie Moniz. video is here http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/events/2010-great-issues-in-energy-symposium/
Moniz is very knowledgeable about nuclear power, having been a central participant in the well known and often cited MIT The Future of Nuclear Power study of 2003 and its update in 2009, as well as being a member of the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission as well as being a professor of physics at MIT specializing in theoretical nuclear physics and energy policy. Romm welcomed the idea of appearing with Moniz a few days before his appearance, on his blog. He called Ernie an “old friend”.
During the event, Romm’s “old friend” Moniz felt it was necessary to tell the crowd that Romm was lying to them, twice. Romm’s case is that if all the R&D&D goes into renewables, the “cost curve” will come down and at that time renewables will be the cheapest form of energy so we might as well say so now, its cheaper now, therefore nuclear is too expensive to use now. Its gibberish. Moniz, as a last attempt to tell Romm to his face what he thought of his technique, used a John Deutsch expression to call Romm a “scoundrel” to his face in front of the crowd.
If you want to have any credibility when writing about Romm and his attitude to nuclear power, you need to study him a bit more…..