Various energy experts have been propounding the relative merits of natural gas, in light of nuclear energy’s dimming future.

It doesn’t have to be that way. We can radically reduce our dependence on all forms of energy, including natural gas, through investments in public transportation, tied to appropriate types of land-use planning. This approach will require a radical shift in thinking, since it will take control away from those who profit from carbon-based fuels of all types. But I’m hopeful it can be done.