Debating Pandora’s Promise
November 7, 2013
Pandora’s Promise is a new movie that producers, I guess, hoped would jumpstart the nuclear industry by convincing doubting environmentalists that nuclear is a good idea.
The premise is flawed, because, nobody ever consults environmentalists about new industrial projects – so it doesn’t really matter what environmentalists think. It matters what investors think, and they will not invest in nuclear energy without massive government subsidies and guarantees. So ironically, the free market conservatives who love nuclear power are the very people that would have to betray their supposed principles to embrace this path.
Van Jones and Pandora producer Robert Stone square off.