Compared with other countries, the U.S. is so rich it can afford to play around with its sources of electricity — the closing of Diablo Canyon in California, for example, while opening a new nuclear plant in Tennessee.
We block windmill generators where they impede our ocean views and foist them on poorer interior regions.
Likewise, we can afford to buy gluten-free or GMO-free foods because the other stuff on the grocery shelves rubs us the wrong way.
Anything that’s organic or sustainable, well, of course it’s better for us. And we have the collective income to pay for or (flouting the free market) to subsidize it. The rest of the world isn’t as fortunate.
Jeff Wheelwright, Morro Bay