After 20 years of intense effort in building out its wind and solar capacity, with enormous and ultimately unsustainable government subsidies, Germany now gets about 5% of its electricity from solar and a little over 7% from wind.
When I was eight years old, I started an environmental group in my mother’s basement. At eighteen, in a blaze of civil disobedience and a pair of golden hot pants, I pitched my tent at Climate Camp.
According to the world’s leading climate scientists: “In the real world there is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power.”
After 900 explosions over 40 years, the nuclear test-ban treaty put an end to the most bizarre tourist spectacle in recent history. We have not always been so frightened of the scintillating atom – even when we have had very good reason to be.