Listen Now: 'Steffen Henne talks about Al Gore’s recent article In Rolling Stone Online in which he misleads readers about the use and effects of wind and solar power in Germany. I argue that Gore and Rolling Stone are committing journalistic fraud, and they owe us a public apology and retraction.'
'The standards—first passed in 2008 and reauthorized two years ago—previously required the state’s utilities to sell more solar and wind energy each year and charged them with finding efficiency solutions for their customers.'
Journal question: 'Will nuclear energy be part of the future, despite the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan?'
Lovelock: 'The business with Fukushima is a joke. Well, it’s not a joke, it is very serious — how could we have been misled by anything like that? Twenty-six thousand people were killed by the magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami [that caused the nuclear meltdown], and how many are known to have been killed by the nuclear accident? None.
[On the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Lovelock writes in A Rough Ride to the Future: “The most amazing lies were told, still are told and widely believed… Despite at least three investigations by reputable physicians, there has been no measurable increase in deaths across Eastern Europe.”] A lot of investment in green technology has been a giant scam, if well intentioned.'