Talk:List of pro-nuclear environmentalists

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I note [1] includes "A Field Guide to Nuclear Environmentalists" which lists people already mentioned here, but with a couple it doesn't: Christine Todd Whitman and Rajendra K. Pachauri. Better ref(s) for them would be preferred. Will look into that. -- Limulus (talk) 23:10, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

An article "9 high-profile champions of nuclear power" includes some in our list, Whitman, Bill Gates, and Jeffrey Sachs. Dunno that Gates is identified as an 'environmentalist', but Sachs looks promising; more to explore. -- Limulus (talk) 08:50, 17 February 2015 (UTC) A ref for Sachs: [2] He is described as a "renowned economist and environmentalist" in [3] so I'm going to add him. -- Limulus (talk) 11:04, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

[4] mentions "ex-DOE chief Steven Chu" and [5] "current DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz". [6] mentions various names as pro-nuclear; if any qualify as 'environmentalists' they can go in: "Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Al Franken, Paul Allen, James Hansen, Lisa Murkowski, and Jeffrey Sachs […] Richard Branson […] the novelist Ian McEwan, Google chairman Eric Schmidt, and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen" -- Limulus (talk) 11:04, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Lots of people listed in [7] to check. -- Limulus (talk) 12:49, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

I propose Peter Higgs --isacdaavid 03:58, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
He's not listed in that page I linked, but I note [8] says: "Higgs was at one time deeply involved in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, but left when the organisation extended its protests to nuclear power. He felt CND had confused controlled and uncontrolled release of nuclear energy. He also joined Greenpeace but quit that organisation, too, when he felt its ideologies had started to trump its science." A good ref would certainly get him included :) -- Limulus (talk) 17:00, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
Also [9] "Higgs was at one time deeply involved in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, but left when the organisation extended its protests to nuclear power. He felt CND had confused controlled and uncontrolled release of nuclear energy. He also joined Greenpeace but quit that organisation, too, when he felt its ideologies had started to trump its science." but I still would prefer a more explicit ref saying that he (currently) supports nuclear power and that he is considered an environmentalist (vs. say, mostly just against nuclear weapons). -- Limulus (talk) 08:55, 19 April 2015 (UTC)