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Obama making ambiguous noises about nuclear power


by Christina Macpherson President Obama is making some rather ambiguous noises about nuclear energy. This is, of course, in the context of present debates on the USA’s Climate Bill. And we know that the Democrats are so keen to get some sort of Climate Bill passed, that just about anything goes, even nuclear, if the word “Climate” is tacked on to the Bill.

And, of course, there’s always the dear old “military-industrial complex” , and now, the pressure to somehow put so-called “peaceful” nukes, into nuclear disarmament plans.

Perhaps Obama is just placating them all with these seemingly pro-nuke noises. He can’t be unaware of the financial and waste-problem debacle that is the present state of this dying industry.

net news by Martin LaMonica  October 23, 2009  Obama: U.S. needs to lead clean-energy race by Martin LaMonica * CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–President Barack Obama on Friday called on the U.S. Congress to pass energy-and-climate legislation, …………………..

The ingredients of energy policy should include clean use of coal, oil, and natural gas; “safe nuclear power;” sustainably grown biofuels; and energy from wind, solar, and wave power, Obama said.

Obama: U.S. needs to lead clean-energy race | Green Tech – CNET News

Obama Coming Around Slowly on Nuclear?  NRO Weekend [William Tucker] 23 Oct 09  It might seem as if the Obama administration is stonewalling on nuclear, but there are indications that its attitude might be changing. Last Sunday in a little noted speech in New Orleans, President Obama made the following remarks:

” There’s no reason why technologically we can’t employ nuclear energy in a safe and effective way. Japan does it and France doesn’t and it doesn’t have greenhouse gas emissions, so it would be stupid for us not to do that in a much more effective way.” Now true, there are the usual hedges in there. What does “an effective way” mean? 

 But something is happening in the administration. According to Bloomberg, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu told environmental ministers preparing for Copenhagen last week that the U.S. is “working aggressively to restart the nuclear industry. I believe the nuclear waste problem is solvable on a scientific level and a political level.”

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