THE RUGGED INDIVIDUALIST                     

The Energy Crises

Oil and coal


Pros
used everywhere
abundant
easy to get
cheap
consistent power
 tax revenue

Cons
overregulated
pollution
50-100 year supply

Nuclear


Pros
nonpolluting
romantic
cool looking
cheap
Unlimited supply
 tax revenue
longevity
can be built anywhere
desalinate water
produces hydrogen
consistent power
great return on investment
spent nuclear fuel can be reprocessed many times

Cons
expensive to build
regulated to death by the government

Wind and Solar

Pros
nonpolluting
romantic
cool looking

Cons
lack of infrastructure
expensive to build
maintenance
intermittent power
takes a lot of land.
Poor return on investment
subsidized by taxpayers