State of the Union

Yesterday President Obama said “…to create more of these clean energy jobs, we need more production, more efficiency, more incentives. And that means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country. (full-chamber applause) It means making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development. (full-chamber applause) It means continued investment in advanced biofuels and clean coal technologies. (full-chamber applause) And, yes, it means passing a comprehensive energy and climate bill with incentives that will finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy in America.” (No Republican applause)

Do you think these are good ideas, bad ideas, enough, not enough?



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    samgressett said,

    While I applaud president Obama for the direction he is moving, I disagree with some points he makes in this speech. I don’t think nuclear energy is “clean” energy. Nuclear energy still produces masses in waste. The waste it produces cannot be disposed, and no matter where you place it there will be negative consequences. People today are having to deal with radiation tainted water, produced by these nuclear power plants. Another point where I disagree with his point is on the issue of clean coal technology. There is no such thing as clean coal. No matter what you do with the pollution, its still pollution no matter where you place it. Pollution will always damage anything it is exposed to.This is not a solution, but a temporary fix. Although we differ in some areas I am glad to see some sort of change in the right direction.
    Sam G.

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