Indian policymakers, having made “commitments” to slow (sometime) the growth of their CO2 emissions from power generation (while continuing to build new coal-fired plants at break-neck speed), are casting about for ways to do that. Some call for more nuclear energy plants—the only realistic, affordable path. But others, guardians of Green ideology, oppose it, leaving their counterparts mystified. Why would they do that when the Indian people desperately need abundant, affordable, reliable energy to rise and stay out of poverty? A report in The Hindu prompts the question but offers no substantive answer.
Tip to India’s leaders: Greens’ opposition to nuclear energy, despite its being the best way to reduce the CO2 emissions they (unjustifiably) dread, has a simple, straightforward rationale: they hate humanity and want people (except themselves) to be poor and few. Abundant, affordable, reliable energy, whether from nuclear fuels or hydrocarbon fuels, enables people to be rich and many. Ergo, … the obvious.