The billionaire also stated that oil and gas output should be boosted to counteract Russia’s influence.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, called on Europe on Sunday to restart idle nuclear power reactors and increase current energy output in the midst of Russia-war Ukraine’s conflict.
Musk remarked in a series of tweets that it was now “very evident that Europe should restart idle nuclear power reactors and enhance the power of current ones”.
“This is *critical* for national and world security”, he said, as the West continues to censure Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
Musk also asserted that nuclear energy is “much better for global warming than burning hydrocarbons”, and he dismissed write-off worries by pledging to “eat locally grown food on TV” near nuclear power plants that the public considers to be “the worst”.
Musk, too, urged on the West to “quickly accelerate oil and gas output”, noting that “extraordinary times need extraordinary measures”. In December, Germany shut down half of its nuclear power plants as part of a national policy to phase down nuclear power in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.