Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Another kind of shell game

President Bush likes to talk about finding "new sources of energy," a laudable goal. But not all energy is equal -- not just in price or environmental cleanliness, but even in purposes to which it can be put. For example, making more electricity with nuclear plants may help reduce dependence on coal, but it does nothing about oil consumption, because most oil is not used to make electricity. That seems obvious when you spell it out, but the distinction gets lost in most lines of discussion, and it's hard not to think that the confusion is beneficial to those with friends in the nuclear industry and investments of a different sort in the Middle East...watch the pea...

(via dangerous meta)

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