Tuesday, June 17, 2008

U.S. Senate Candidates on Energy

Mark UdallBob SchafferThe Denver Post today has an Energy Q&A with Senate candidates, Bob Schaffer (R) and Mark Udall (D). Good news for the nuclear industry: both support its expansion.

Do you support the expansion of nuclear energy?

Schaffer: Yes. Bob Schaffer supports safe and environmentally responsible expansion of nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is cost-effective, efficient and just one plant can produce a great deal of energy. France, for example, depends on nuclear for 75% of its energy. Nuclear can and should be part of America's strategy to achieve energy independence.

Udall: Yes. Given our nation's energy crisis, its effects on our national security, and the threat of global climate change, I think nuclear power has to be "on the table" in the mix of power sources we look to for the 21st Century.
Schaffer and Udall are running for the seat vacated by Wayne Allard (R). The RealClearPolitics average currently has Udall up by 8.3%.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm the Anon guy here who is completely opposed to the Dem Party, but I sure as heck am glad that many Dem politicians are starting to come around and support nuclear energy. That certainly is good news, and almost invariable I am loathe to say anything positive about the Dem Party (indeed it's popular to condemn the Repubs and as a matter of course I have never trusted the popular opinion of the "peepul"). However, this time I will say bravo to the about-face that at least some of the Dem politicians have done regarding nuclear energy.

Terry said...

What anonymous said.
Dems + Repubs = one big, happy nuclear family.