Nuclear accidents and all, coal is our deadliest energy source. Energy expert Jesse Jenkins and our publisher discuss on the Dylan Ratigan Show.
<p> A <a href="http://www.good.is/post/nuclear-accidents-and-all-coal-is-by-far-the-deadliest-energy-source/">recent chart</a> comparing the deaths caused per watt produced of key energy sources ignited a fiery debate about the relative merits of and problems with nuclear, oil, and coal.</p><p class="shortcode-media shortcode-media-rebelmouse-image"> <img class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="f337817a1f9dcd41c9e18208830e1e57" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" id="3b4ef" type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8xOTg3MzEzOS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTU5Nzc2NzUxMn0.Qm3FLz_WCxIB0p_ajIYd7sCaiqCXvig_qg20CgvPFDc/img.jpg?width=980"/> <small class="image-media media-caption" placeholder="add caption..."></small> <small class="image-media media-photo-credit" placeholder="add photo credit..."></small> </p><br/> To many who saw the chart, the issue boiled down to the relative safety of nuclear versus coal. While we don't think that the limited <em>nuclear versus coal</em> framing is fair or comprehensive (wind, concentrated solar, geothermal anyone?), it's an important and illuminating conversation nonetheless. <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/jessejjenkins">Jesse Jenkins</a>, Director of Climate and Energy Policy for the <a href="http://www.thebreakthrough.org/index.shtml">Breakthrough Institute</a>, and GOOD publisher Ben Goldhirsh took the discussion to <em>The Dylan Ratigan Show</em>. Watch the segment above.<br/>
Keep Reading Show less