CASEnergy's Patrick Moore explains move from Greenpeace founder to nuclear energy advocate
As discussions about Yucca Mountain and the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership continue on Capitol Hill, nuclear power advocates are pushing this energy source as a viable way to reduce the United States' consumption of fossil fuels. During today's OnPoint, Patrick Moore, co-founder of Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy) and founder of Greenpeace, explains his transition from Greenpeace, an anti-nuclear group, to CASEnergy, an organization that supports the implementation and expansion of nuclear power in the United States. Moore addresses proliferation concerns associated with nuclear and explains the technological hurdles that stand in the way of broader implementation of nuclear energy. Moore also discusses the questions surrounding Yucca Mountain and the storage of spent nuclear waste.