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  • Solar

    9 19.15%
  • Wind

    3 6.38%
  • Geothermal

    1 2.13%
  • Nuclear

    22 46.81%
  • Oil

    0 0%
  • Coal

    1 2.13%
  • Hydroelectric

    1 2.13%
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Thread: Energy Policy

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    Re: Energy Policy

    I notice gas is not on the list, except as other. Good thing, there isn't enough of it availalbe yet to replace coal. And people who are opposed to oil well drilling are probably opposed to gas well drilling as well....
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    Re: Energy Policy

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    Nuclear energy is teh good!

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    Re: Energy Policy

    I don't think government should "invest" in any of these. What should happen is the Federal Government should get out of the way and let private investors develop all of the above or if there is to be some government involvement let it be of the category of prize money for specific developments in each category.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    You have to chose one.
    That makes this poll inaccurate...few people would suggest only one source of energy.

    I chose other, because I believe we should invest in all forms of energy to an extent. I definitely support greatly increasing the amount of Oil taken from our soil because I believe they first step in making a better energy policy is to stop relying on foreign oil. At the same time we should invest heavily in nuclear, and invest some in clean coal, solar, wind, and other sources.

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    Re: Energy Policy

    We should be investing in coal since we have it in abundance.


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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    That makes this poll inaccurate...few people would suggest only one source of energy.

    I chose other, because I believe we should invest in all forms of energy to an extent. I definitely support greatly increasing the amount of Oil taken from our soil because I believe they first step in making a better energy policy is to stop relying on foreign oil. At the same time we should invest heavily in nuclear, and invest some in clean coal, solar, wind, and other sources.
    Coal can be made cleaner, but not clean....
    Dusting the coffee table in my house makes it cleaner, butfor it to be clean takes a LOT more effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Coal can be made cleaner, but not clean....
    Dusting the coffee table in my house makes it cleaner, butfor it to be clean takes a LOT more effort.
    Coal could be cleaner, is not really clean, but our energy concerns trump that side affect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Coal could be cleaner, is not really clean, but our energy concerns trump that side affect.
    Coal is the largest man made contributor to particulates in the air, that makes up the aerosol pollution. Then there is the gaseous emissions caused by burning coal as well. Add to that the millions of tons of ash that has to be put somewhere.
    Coal should be phased out, with nuclear replacing the coal plants as they become old and in need or replacement..
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    Re: Energy Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Coal is the largest man made contributor to particulates in the air, that makes up the aerosol pollution. Then there is the gaseous emissions caused by burning coal as well. Add to that the millions of tons of ash that has to be put somewhere.
    Coal should be phased out, with nuclear replacing the coal plants as they become old and in need or replacement..
    While I agree we should phase them out, while they are still feasible we should use them to maximum capacity.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    While I agree we should phase them out, while they are still feasible we should use them to maximum capacity.
    agree, I would not tear down any plant in good condition, but I would also not extend the license on any of them unless we find a way to REALLY clean the discharge.
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