Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A Nuclear Energy Question for Tonight's Presidential Debate

Back on September 21, we took note of an article at AOL Energy, where reporter Margaret Ryan spent some time talking to a variety of policy analysts to devise questions about energy policy that reporters ought to ask during the 2012 Presidential debates. The first in the series of four debates -- three featuring the candidates for President and another the candidates for Vice President -- airs tonight from the University of Denver at 9:00 p.m. U.S. EDT.

Though I've pointed this out before, I think this proposed question bears repeating:
What's the future role of nuclear power? Can the nation have a serious climate policy without a serious nuclear one, including finally confronting the issue of nuclear waste? How should the US deal with nuclear waste? Would the candidate endorse continued research and development work in small modular nuclear reactors?
Here's hoping that question gets asked. For more information on the debates, click here for more from Politico.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlmMtdigxLc&feature=youtu.be&t=5m53s

Anonymous said...

Why not ask about developing the liquid fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR)?