MidAmerican Reviewing Options After N...

MidAmerican Reviewing Options After Nuclear Energy Bill Stalls in Iowa Senate

There are 2 comments on the KCRG story from May 15, 2012, titled MidAmerican Reviewing Options After Nuclear Energy Bill Stalls in Iowa Senate. In it, KCRG reports that:

Officials at MidAmerican Energy Co. are studying potential options now that the Iowa Legislature adjourned without taking action on a bill the utility sought to lay the groundwork for a state regulatory structure as a step toward its planned construction of a nuclear power plant in Iowa.

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Mike Carberry

Chilhowee, MO

#1 May 15, 2012
Nuclear power is not clean, safe or cheap. It is dirty, dangerous and expensive even when you used an untested, unlicensed and never been built technology like these unicorn like small modular reactors.

Here are few better options for MidAmerican Energy to consider in order:

1. Serious Energy Conservation
2. Real efforts at Energy Efficiency
3. Renewable Energy including large amounts of distributed generation (small wind & solar).
4. No New Nukes or Coal
5. Sustainably extracted Natural Gas (no fracking)
koz

Brecksville, OH

#2 May 15, 2012
Mike Carberry wrote:
Nuclear power is not clean, safe or cheap. It is dirty, dangerous and expensive even when you used an untested, unlicensed and never been built technology like these unicorn like small modular reactors.
Here are few better options for MidAmerican Energy to consider in order:
1. Serious Energy Conservation
2. Real efforts at Energy Efficiency
3. Renewable Energy including large amounts of distributed generation (small wind & solar).
4. No New Nukes or Coal
5. Sustainably extracted Natural Gas (no fracking)
You left "magic" off of your list. That is a more likely option than the ones that you listed.

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