Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, has had a change of heart about nuclear energy. Writing for the Washington Post April 16, Moore said nuclear energy is the only viable way to save the planet from climate change.
This comes from a man who ordered Greenpeace to trek to Alaska’s Aleutian Islands in the 1970s to protest nuclear testing.
"Thirty years on, my views have changed, and the rest of the environmental movement needs to update its views, too," wrote Moore.
He added, "Nuclear energy is the only large-scale, cost-effective energy source that can reduce these emissions while continuing to satisfy a growing demand for power."
Nuclear power delivers just 20% of America’s electricity — coming from 103 plants. Not a single new reactor has been built since the accident at Three Mile Island in 1979.