I was watching the Nevada Democratic Debate last night and the topic of energy was raised. Nuclear energy was of big concern because Yucaa Mountain (where they plan to store nuclear waste) is located in southern Nevada. You can bet the people of Nevada have a strong feeling about nuclear energy and if we should be using it. From the candidates responses, they all seemed to be opposed to the building of Yucca Mountain and to the building of anymore nuclear power plants in the US. I know there is a huge problem with getting rid of the waste, but can we afford, with all our looming energy/climate problems, to not look at nuclear power as an option until renewable sources become profitable? I don't know, that's why I'm taking the class. As an interesting note, Great Britain announced its new energy policy on the 10th of January. It included support for the building of new nuclear plants. The link is below if you want to check out the article.