Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Power walking

Now this I do like a lot - an alternative power source that utilises the kinetic energy of people walking to generate electricity. Neat. Also neat is this story about using urine as a source of low-current power for medical devices.

Not so neat are the growing levels of hype in favour of nuclear power. With parts of the 'green' movement switching to supporting the nuclear option, the government is slowly but surely heading in the pro-nuclear direction. And the latest headline green to rethink the nuclear option is none other than George Monbiot. In a piece for the LA Times he comes out in favour of nukes as a way of stopping the advance of coal.

With influential figures like him swapping sides it will be interesting to see how the movement against nuclear energy develops.

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