Recently nuclear physicist and CFACT International Board Member, Dr. Kelvin Kemm spoke to students at Texas A&M. Kemm’s one hour power point presentation was followed by a full hour of questions and answers.
“The event was very interesting and informative.” said Texas A&MCFACT Chairman Justin Pulliam.
Kemm discussed the superiority of nuclear power as well as the current situation in Japan. Kemm noted that the media has hyped up the event in Japan in order to get ratings and perhaps even scare people. He argued strongly in favor of nuclear power and against wind and solar as potential primary options, citing that the alternatives are not efficient or dependable:
The greenies want you to choose more expensive and less efficient energy methods, such as wind and solar.
These methods are not cost-effective solutions however. With solar you have to constantly clean the dust off the panels. The panels brake. They have to be enormous, like the size of a football field in order to generate any real electricity. They are not efficient on cloudy days!
Wind? Africa isn’t always windy! How are we supposed to depend on wind?
Sometimes we tend to look at the entire world from within our own bubble. Sometimes solutions that make sense in one region just don’t make any sense on the other side of the world. We’ve all got to be cognizant of that!
South Africa is famous for its nuclear programming. We have some of the most advanced technology there, including dry-cooling techniques which require no water, only air, to keep the plant cool. These are amazing advances!
“In the end students learned a lot and came away from the event feeling as though they had a better understanding of South Africa, nuclear power, and its benefits. The event was a great success!” stated Chairman Justin Pulliam.