Burton Richter’s blunt honest commentary on energy politics

When we interviewed Burton Richter on nuclear energy two weeks ago, just before the Japan earthquake, we ended up talking a fair bit about energy politics in the US. I always enjoy asking Burton about his views on DC and you will understand why when you listen to his views on some of the current political actions or non-actions. Who else would refer to the House Continuing Resolution as a China Advancement Bill of 2011?  He’s got a very good point there.

Check out Burton’s book Beyond Smoke and Mirrors also, and let us know what you think.

One response to “Burton Richter’s blunt honest commentary on energy politics

  1. Great interview, if slightly depressing. The same thing is happening in the UK. The Tories are very keen on cutting back investment in education and research.

    They think private industry will take care of everything.

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