One story I haven’t had time to chase down sufficiently is that the Obama “Clean Power Plan” is unfriendly to nuclear power, which shows that the reign of environmental correctness out of the 1970s is still with us. Out here in CA, a recent re-licensing hearing for the last remaining nuclear power plant in the state, Diablo Canyon, turned into the usual clown show. But if Diablo Canyon is shut down, greenhouse gas emissions in California will certainly go up as Diablo’s baseload power can only really be replaced by natural gas turbines, or with coal-fired power bought from out of state. More on this later, perhaps, but it seems like a metaphor for all the other political meltdowns under way at the moment, especially Hillary’s. And meanwhile, the Trump show keeps doing great box office.
Heh. Did it again. Okay, here’s the real one: