Here are some links to things we discussed with Tyler on the tour:
First, Dr. Patrick Moore (one of the founders of Greenpeace who quit the
organization because of its increasingly radical positions) founded his own
coalition called the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition or CASEnergy Coalition
which actually speaks for nuclear energy. Their website is here:
Second, here are links to short 1 page fact sheets which describe security
upgrades to nuclear facilities, current state of nuclear safety at existing
facilities, non-proliferation, used-fuel transportation, used-fuel management,
economics and finance:
Third, as I mentioned on the tour, Amory Lovins newest paper "The Nuclear
Illusion" contains numerous falsehoods and misrepresentations. This link goes
to a weblog which dissects Lovins incorrect analyses. Lovins is given the
opportunity to respond to the critique but as you can read in the posts, he is
unable to offer a credible defense. Make sure to read the part describing
'Jevons Paradox' in order to understand why conservation cannot completely
solve our energy problem.
This link discusses Amory Lovins self-misrepresented educational background,
where the money for his Rocky Mountain Institute actually come from (i.e.
fossil fuel companies) as well as a practical critique of his
micro-power/conservation arguments by an actual nuclear engineer.
Finally, here's a link to a video which features how robust used-fuel
transportation casks really are: