I’m a bit of a greenie, so I’m all for reducing our dependence on oil & coal. I’m also not a total idiot and I know that wind & solar are not going to be able to provide for our energy needs anytime in the near future. Therefore, I think we need to focus on nuclear power, both the existing fission technologies, and the developing fission & fusion technologies.
Jerry Taylor over at Cato thinks nuclear is a no-go since it needs major government support in order to get going (i.e. nuclear would be a non-starter in a free market). He’s probably right, but there are a lot of businesses that need or enjoy government subsidies, including natural gas & coal. Rod Adams, a pro-nuclear activist, has something to say about that.