March 24, 2011

Deaths per Terawatt

President Obama wants to buy oil from off-shore wells in Brazil

"By some estimates, the oil you recently discovered off the shores of Brazil could amount to twice the reserves we have in the United States.  We want to work with you.  We want to help with technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely, and when you're ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers."

and mine coal in Wyoming

"Coal is a critical component of America's comprehensive energy portfolio as well as Wyoming's economy," Secretary Salazar said in making his announcement with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead. "As the number one coal producer from public lands, Wyoming provided nearly 40 percent of the domestic coal used to generate electricity last year and it's important that we continue to encourage safe production of this important resource."

Let's hope, given the death rate per terawatt for the different energy technologies, that the President follows through on his nuclear power pledges.

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