So long nuclear….

death rate per kilowatts of energy

If you subscribe to Seth Godin’s Blog, then you’ve already seen this image. If not, take a guess what you think the big box on the right indicates? Do you think it’s nuclear or coal? ANSWER

Beyond the human death toll happening in Japan, I’m saddened by another death, one that hasn’t been announced, but one I fear is in the minds of a lot of people. I fear the death of nuclear as an energy source. I’ve learned a lot about nuclear over the last few weeks, along with a few other alternative fuels. Here’s a tidbit that blew me away: To supply even 20 percent of the electricity in the US from terrestrial wind (windmills) you would have to cover the state of Kansas with 1.5 megawatt turbines spaced as closely as you could. (Corwin Hardham, Makani Power)


I don’t know if there is a right answer to meet the ever increasing demand….but nuclear was a great one IMO. What do you think?

Here’s the article about death toll per energy source.