On this podcast, Paul interviews Philip Ord, President of Americans for Nuclear Energy. The group advocates and educates on behalf of nuclear power in the United States. New Mexico is a “nuclear” state as the home of the A-bomb and two national nuclear labs. Storage is also part of New Mexico’s nuclear story.
Mostly Paul and Phil discuss nuclear’s potential for energy production and why it is better than either coal or so-called “renewables.” Phil believes that climate change is a clear and present danger to humanity but he’s also a supporter of free markets. The two of them discuss what policies need to be in place in order to bring about a nuclear renaissance. Finally, we talk about France and how it became such a pro-nuclear nation in the area of electricity generation.