MidlandToday welcomes letters to the editor at [email protected]. Please include your full name, daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is in response to 'BURSZTYN: Electrifying the world comes with challenges,' published May 8.
Peter Bursztyn’s article was well researched and well written.
However, despite there being many options that could be employed to solve electrifying the world, in particular, our part of the world, it’s not possible without consensus as to where we should concentrate our effort.
Nuclear would seem the best choice, but we’re sadly running out of time to put nuclear in place before we have a real problem with demand. It takes, I understand, upwards of a decade to bring a nuclear plant on line, and to get consensus by politicians, environmentalists and the general public to even build a nuclear plant ... more years.
So, the only option is a chaotic assortment of possibilities.
Frankly, I’m of the belief that that consensus is impossible and that a decade from now while the sky is burning, we’ll still be trying to make a decision.