McCain Palin on energy

From Sara Palin’s speech:

Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America’s energy problems — as if we all didn’t know that already.

But the fact that drilling won’t solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all.

Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more pipelines … build more nuclear plants … create jobs with clean coal … and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal and other alternative sources.

From McCain’s RNC speech:

We’ll attack — we’ll attack the problem on every front. We’ll produce
more energy at home. We will drill new wells off-shore, and we’ll
drill them now. We’ll drill them now.

(APPLAUSE)

We’ll — we’ll — my friends, we’ll build more nuclear power plants.
We’ll develop clean-coal technology. We’ll increase the use of wind,
tide, solar, and natural gas. We’ll encourage the development and use
of flex-fuel, hybrid and electric automobiles.

Obama in acceptance speech:

As president, as president, I will tap our natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power. I’ll help our auto companies re-tool, so that the fuel-efficient cars of the future are built right here in America.

And I’ll invest $150 billion over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy — wind power, and solar power (OTCBB:SOPW) , and the next generation of biofuels — an investment that will lead to new industries and 5 million new jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced.

My question to McCain- why haven’t we started producing more nuclear plants? we have the technology and resources- why do we have to wait until you get elected?

My question to Obama- aren’t we already safely harnessing nuclear energy in the 40-odd plants we already have? If not, get us the hell of the continent! Also, sounds like a lot of investment- will this cost perhaps more than gas costs now?

It’s interesting to note that from their word choice, it looks like McCain/Palin are thinking collectively (using ‘we’) whereas Obama is thinking individually (using ‘I’). I don’t know how Obama plans on paying for all that investment by himself- his books aren’t doing THAT well! 😀

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2 responses to “McCain Palin on energy

  1. Obama has said more during his DNC acceptance speech. Actually, with the exception of drilling the two campaigns’ rhetoric has been essentially the same.

    Right now it seems to be impossible to build new nuclear power plants because State and local legislators keep blocking their construction. It will require a federal directive to cause their construction.

  2. thanks- jonolan. I’ve corrected the post

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