The single most important climate action we can take is an aggressive carbon-free nuclear energy policy.
If the Supreme Court wants a thorough economic analysis before permitting mercury controls, I suggest the chances are slim for court approval of billions for control of CO2.
A dozen new-generation Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear plants are under construction in China, Georgia and South Carolina. One of those could replace the Sherco facility.
A nuclear plant like the Westinghouse AP 1000 produces 8 billion around-the-clock kilowatt hours per year, without emitting any carbon dioxide.
An example of an effective sulfide mine is the smaller Flambeau Mine at Ladysmith, Wis.
The Minnesota sites are especially effective for nuclear-waste storage because of low water content and our lack of seismic activity.
Keystone XL assures oil from a dependable, friendly source, instead of imports from Venezuela and the Middle East.
Intermittent wind and solar energy are more expensive than conventional energy fuel sources like coal, natural gas, and nuclear power.
What we observe in President Obama’s record is a litany of ill-advised, expensive and premature attempts to put solar, wind and biofuel projects into production.
The thirsty cities of the West are starting to look at the Columbia River, the Great Lakes and the Mississippi for water.
Reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel is the future as we seek to increase energy supply and reduce atmospheric pollution with non-carbon electric power.
Now Mitt Romney is critical of President Obama for his alleged weakness in the face of the attack on our consulate in Libya.
Even in a bountiful crop year, there is little sense in a food-for-fuel policy that will take nearly half of our corn crop for less than 10 percent of our gasoline supply.
It is clear that coal burning will continue to decline for electric power generation, and that clean and reliable nuclear energy is the likely long-term answer for base load electric-power generation.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Wednesday that Iran is mastering the entire nuclear fuel cycle.