Monday, May 14, 2007

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Energy Policy

At a speech last week at the Greater Houston Partnership, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg laid out his vision for a national energy policy, and had some interesting things to say about nuclear energy:

“In New York, we are pursuing every option to produce more clean power. We have begun working with the local utilities and private energy developers to expand the amount of clean energy that is generated and distributed, and our plan for 2030 includes new incentives for the production of renewable energy. We’re also committed to protecting existing clean energy sources, including the nuclear plant that helps power parts of our city and suburbs. This is a good example of people not facing reality.

“There are a lot of people who want to shut down the nuclear plant, but they have never offered any realistic alternatives – even as they at the same time want to fight global warming. You just can’t have it both ways!
Of course, the nuclear plant he's talking about is Indian Point, and as for the folks who aren't facing up to reality, I'll let you decided who they are.

Ok, I'll give you one hint.

For the best coverage of what's going on at Indian Point, visit John Wheeler.

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