MOUNT VERNON — It's no secret energy use in the United States has risen, with Americans having a seemingly unending appetite for the cars, gadgets and appliances that help them get through their day. The increasing cost, environmentally and financially, of supplying this energy using fossil fuels is bringing the discussion of alternative energy sources to the forefront. Alternatives include wind, solar and nuclear.



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4 Responses to “Is nuclear the answer for energy needs?”

  1. RC

    I think the best answer may actually be in fusion technology, but not in the traditional sense. Take the time to Google “Nuclear Fusion Reactor”. I think we ned to spend more resources researching this promising form of energy. The best thing is there is no harmful waste produced from such a reaction. Just my $.02

  2. tim

    Nuclear energy is a short term answer to a long term problem. The main issue raised not only in the article but in reality is were to put the waste. Nobody wants it in their backyard, so why do it. Wind and Solar energy are becoming a more long term solution. While Ohio doesnt have the prevailing winds that places like the plains have, solar energy is something that can be used to lower energy costs.

    My house has solar panels and we have never had any major issues. While the upfront cost can be expensive, the cost that we are saving over time is and will be significant.

    We need to get away from the idea that Nuclear Energy is a viable option. Geothermal heating and cooling are great ideas for individual home owners, also using energy efficient windows, lighting will cut down on energy costs.

    Nuclear energy will never be 100% safe, there are too many variables. I dont see the reward from the great risk we would be taking.

  3. John C. Davidson

    It certainly beats putting windmills all over the countryside and praying for moderate winds to prevail. God forbide if another hurricane arrived, they may take flight.


    I think that if we can expose the Rockefeller—-Standard Oil—-Sierra Club—-anti nuclear connection, then we can move ahead with nuclear power—-economically.
    Hey Mount Vernon News! Any commentary?