Nuclear for the Poor, Renewables for the Rich?

By Stephen Leahy

VIENNA, Jun 27, 2011 (IPS)

In a debate about the future of energy, the global south wants to spend tens of billions of dollars on nuclear plants while the global north looks to spend hundreds of millions on decentralised, renewable energy.

At least those were the positions taken by representatives during the BBC TV’s World Debate programme filmed at the 2011 Vienna Energy Forum.

“We must have nuclear energy if India is to develop,” said Srikumar Banerjee, the chair of India’s Atomic Energy Commission.

via Nuclear for the Poor, Renewables for the Rich? – IPS