SimCity Meets French Enron

The American nuclear power industry is so quiet, so below the radar, that I cannot fathom turning on my TV and seeing a cheerful depiction of nuclear enrichment and power generation. In some ways, that’s too bad and in others, it’s just as well.  This ad looks to me more like an SNL parody than an actual commercial people in France look at on a regular basis.

If you are at all interested in the issues of nuclear power and nuclear proliferation, and the difficulty of predicting the future, I strongly encourage you to read McPhee‘s The Curve of Binding Energy (or here). Three Mile Island derailed the future that so terrified Ted Taylor, but while America has ducked some of his concerns, many of them still lurk ahead of us. It’s a very absorbing read.


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