TOKYO - The world needs to invest $45 trillion in energy in coming decades, build some 1,400 wind power in order to halve by 2050, according to an energy study released Friday.I've got news for the and vastly expand Paris-based IEA: It ain't gonna happen.
The report by the Paris-based International Energy Agency envisions a "energy revolution" that would greatly reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels while maintaining steady economic growth.
I work in the world of commercial nuclear power and will for the rest of my life (Retirement, what's that?).
It sucks. Nothing is easy, even the stuff that should be.
Finding and training qualified people to staff the World's current 443 plants is a struggle. Most of the experienced people are looking for a way to get out (just give us government Universal Healthcare and 10% will leave immediately). There is no way to safely build and run 1,843 reactors. Corners will have to be cut and qualifications relaxed.
I'd rather take my chances with global warming than the risk of almost 2,000 ticking-Chernobyl's all over the planet.