About bloody time

For actual years, I’ve been saying that the West should be building more nuclear reactors. Because they work well, and they’re reliable, and they don’t depend on Russian gas or volatile crude oil prices.

It seems that Obama agrees with me1.

President Barack Obama has announced more than $8bn (£5bn) of federal loan guarantees to help build the first US nuclear power stations for 30 years.

Two new plants are to be constructed in the state of Georgia by US electricity firm Southern Company.

Of course, the problem is that in the UK we’re not quite at that point. Despite the way that we need the reliability even more US, our politicians are so terrified of being branded un-environmentally friendly that they’ll just sleepwalk into a place where we have rolling brownouts and the like.

But then, Brown et al are all so fond of emulating Obama that they might just try his one as well. Which would be almost smart.

me1 – and that may well be the only time you ever hear me say that.

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