The news from Europe is not good. Germany, the number one emitter of greenhouse gases, has reduced its carbon budget, which is required by Kyoto Protocol. The UK, Spain and Italy have also reduced their carbon budgets. If Kyoto Protocol is not achieved by 2012, all UK emitters will be subjected to a “carbon tax.”
In a nutshell, there will be a tax. It will be calculated on the basis of how much carbon you emit. But, the bad news is that you will be paying more, and because you are emitting so much, your bills will also be increasing.
This is a very bad news for many. But, the good news for you is that it does not mean that the days of the nuclear era are over. Many nations still plan to get nuclear power. The Chinese are investing millions of dollars in their nuclear power program. The Russians, in turn, plan to spend millions more on their program. Meanwhile, the Americans are looking for alternative energy sources. They are trying to find alternatives so that they will be able to meet their Kyoto Protocol obligation.
What alternatives are they looking at? The solar power. The sun power. They are looking at wind power, hydro power, biomass power, geothermal power, ocean energy, and energy from the wastes of plants and animals. Many nations have already put many plans into practice. The U.S.A has not. The Eiffel Tower, for instance, can be sold to the Chinese as a source of renewable energy.
There is no certain time when the sun becomes unnecessary. It is not necessary to say goodbye to nuclear power. We are making plans for solar and wind power. And, we are also putting into practice many plans for energy from waste. But, the sun and wind power are the easiest to implement. And,, it is the least expensive to put into practice. The sun and wind power are the most reliable.