Here are a couple of stories that I thought make an interesting juxtaposition. First, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coaltion majority helped make possible cuts to Germany’s solar subsidies:
Incentives for solar units pushed capacity past government targets, prompting Merkel to cut subsidies even as she seeks to wean Germany off nuclear power and expand alternative-energy sources for Europe’s largest economy.
Meanwhile back here in Georgia:
Federal energy officials are permanently closing two underground storage tanks that once held radioactive liquid waste from nuclear weapons production at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina near Augusta.They’re the first such tanks closed at the site in 15 years.
I read once that if the Romans had had nuclear energy, we’d still be guarding their waste today. That author was clever enough to ask what would have happened during the Dark Ages.