What the Candidates Say About Energy

What the Candidates Say About Energy

RUDY GIULIANI: Says "every potential solution" must be pursued, including nuclear power, increased energy exploration and more aggressive investment in alternative energy sources. Says energy independence can be achieved through a strategy that emphasizes diversification, innovation and conservation.

MIKE HUCKABEE: Wants to lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil by pursuing "all avenues" of alternative energy: nuclear, wind, solar, hydrogen, clean coal, biodiesel and biomass.

JOHN MCCAIN: Wants to limit carbon dioxide emissions "by harnessing market forces" that will bring advanced technologies, such as nuclear energy, to the market faster. Seeks to reduce dependence on foreign supplies of energy. Wants the U.S. to lead in a way that ensures all nations "do their rightful share" on the environment. As you may know,McCain was AWOL in December on the key Senate vote to secure an 8-year
Solar Investment Tax Credit extension -- and he could have been the hero by casting the 60th
vote (it failed 59 to 40 with only McCain being AWOL).

MITT ROMNEY: Wants to accelerate construction of nuclear power plants as part of a "robust, cleaner and reliable energy mix." Seeks energy independence not by halting all oil imports but by "making sure that our nation's future will always be in our hands."

HILLARY CLINTON: Says she's "agnostic" about building nuclear power plants. Prefers renewable energy and conservation because of concerns about nuclear power's cost, safety and waste disposal. Wants to spend $150 billion over the next 10 years to cut oil imports by two-thirds from 2030 projected levels, with some money going toward alternative energy.

JOHN EDWARDS: Opposes nuclear power because of cost and safety concerns. Favors creating a $13 billion-a-year fund to finance research and development of energy technologies; wants to reduce oil imports by nearly a third of the oil projected to be used in 2025.

BARACK OBAMA: Says the U.S. can't meet its climate goals if it removes nuclear power as an option but says such issues as security of nuclear fuel, waste and waste storage need to be addressed first. Wants to spend $150 billion over the next 10 years to develop new energy sources. Seeks to reduce
"oil consumption overall by at least 35 percent by 2030."

sort by: active | newest | oldest
1-10 of 25Next »
KentsOkay9 years ago
I'm personally pulling for Giuliani, McCain, and Ron Paul. I also feel focus should be placed on fusion energy.
Fusion energy will take at least another 30-50 years to become economically feasible - pretty much all fusion energy researchers agree on that. I don't think we can afford to wait that long...
Rudy is out of the race.
Doctor What9 years ago
Hell yeah hillary!!!
And I thought you were a decent person! =: ' (=
That's weird, I thought the same of you! Hmph, Republicans (grumble, grumble, grumble). You would think that a scientist wouldn't be republican, but I guess you can never tell. :P :)
Political parties (grumble, grumble) we are however a republic.


CNN has a really good section of their site devoted to listing the candidates and their views on everything.
Isn't CNN very biased. I thought they were very liberal.
1-10 of 25Next »