The July 10 article in The Tribune, “NRC weighs Diablo license renewal” by David Sneed, made me burst out laughing. Ordinarily, I don’t laugh over such serious matters, but two of the comments by a PG&E attorney were hilarious.
The first one was, “Renewable power is too intermittent and unreliable. ” Wind power may be intermittent, but the sun is pretty predictable.
The second statement was equally absurd: Renewables “have environmental impacts of their own, including a much more intensive use of land.”
The thing is, when technology comes to the point that solar receptors are much smaller, the outdated solar panels can be recycled, and the land under them is still in good shape.
Nuclear power plants generate nuclear waste that is lethal to all living things for at least 250,000 years.