SealionOfNeutrality comments on Hi Reddit, this is Al Gore and I’m in Los Angeles talking about the cost of carbon. AMA!
[Q] What's your opinion on using nuclear energy as an alternative to fossil fuels in the future?
AlGore Former Vice President
I have mixed feelings. The present generation of [nuclear power] technology is clunky, fragile and extremely expensive. Price increases are continuing -- even as PV and Wind (not to mention new efficiency technologies for "demand destruction") continue to plummet in price. Within seven years, more than 85% of the world's people will live in areas where renewable electricity is equal to or cheaper than electricity from either fossil or nuclear energy! (The market projections for cell phone deployment were also wrong for the same reasons the projections for PV and Wind have been way way wrong...