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.
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! 😀