Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sensible energy policy
Sustainable, clean, rational. We recognize the vital role of energy production for our country, our quality of life and our long-term global competitiveness. Many of us seek a national energy policy that ensures meeting long-term energy demand while at the same time reducing dependence on harmful fossil fuel.
National energy policy will require that a rational mix of cleaner (natural gas), base load clean (nuclear), and renewable (wind, solar, hydro) energy be employed as we retire our aging fossil fuel plants and meet future demand. A sensible mix of all of the above is essential as we move from polluting to cleaner and clean energy sources. Implementing such new strategies takes years to plan and construct. We need to start now.