About SEA Safe Energy Analyst
The Safe Energy Analyst is about. . . Safe Energy:
- Safe economically for the investment community and general public in the short run,
- Safe economically for the investment community and general public in the long run,
- Safe environmentally. . .
- in terms of global warming,
- in terms of toxic discharges,
- in terms of clean water,
- in terms of clean air,
- in terms of radiological exposure,
- in terms of employment to produce or save the energy,
- in terms of wise resource management,
- Safe for our civil liberties,
- Safe for keeping government smaller, and out of the way of our lives,
- Safe for our way of life,
- Safe for future generations and leaving the planet in as positive a place as when we began our lives,
- Safe for our energy security, tending to set up systems that discourage wars, rather than promote them.
The Safe Energy Analyst will also point out the battle for funding that is going on between the different technologies. While there are, of course, no absolutes in concepts of safe investment, safe levels of environmental impact and societal safeties, there are relative comparisons, sometimes stark comparisons as in the case of nuclear versus solar, or so-called “clean coal” versus energy efficiency. This website and the blogs that ensue will promote clarity on these issues.
Some of the articles in this site are collaboratively written by two or more authors, which will be noted in the bi-lines of the articles.
Russell J. Lowes
Site Founded by: Russell J. Lowes
Bio for R. Lowes: Russell lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Lhasha, and has lived in Arizona for most of his life. His background is in power plant economics. He has studied energy issues since 1976, wilderness issues since 1973, and works in accounting and financial management. He is the primary author of a book on the Palo Verde Nuclear plant, the largest nuclear plant in the nation, thirty-five miles west of Phoenix. This book, Energy Options for the Southwest, Part 1, Coal and Nuclear Power, was used in municipal initiatives to stop municipal investment in Units 4 and 5 at Palo Verde, which were subsequently canceled due to this reduction in participation. He has written articles on nuclear power and alternatives. Russell hikes weekly throughout Arizona with friends, has interests in environmental and energy issues, and enjoys visiting and visits from friends and family.