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Obama appoints pro-nuke December 6, 2008

Posted by cleanidahoenergy in approval process, balanced approach, Barack Obama, Energy policy, national security, nuclear industry, Politics and nuclear, Uncategorized, Wall Street Journal.
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Because of his relative lack of experience, Barack Obama is largely an unknown. However, I applaud his pick for National Security Advisor: James Jones, a retired Marine general.

What does the National Security Advisor have to do with nuclear energy? Jones advocates a comprehensive overhaul to U.S. energy policy in the name of national defense. In this case, I have to say Obama truly “gets it.” A stable, reliable and affordable supply of energy is key to our national security. Jones also comes with solid business credentials, having been president and CEO of the Institue for 21st Century Energy, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

According to the Wall Street Journal, this group last month published a detailed set of recommendations on energy policy, written as a memorandum to Obama.

The policy recommendations cover a broad swath, including support for clean technologies, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as further investments in climate science. In the transition paper, Jones says “our country urgently requires a balanced and enduring strategy to meet our growing needs. America stands at a defining moment where the decisions made today will influence the economic prosperity, global competitiveness, and national security of future generations.”

The plan argues for increased domestic oil and gas drilling, a commitment to so-called clean-coal technology and increased use of nuclear energy. It also calls for an upgrade to the U.S. power grid electricity distribution network.

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1. Michael Rinks - December 11, 2008

Great Site! Full of exciting information. I’m looking forward to new information and updates on projects as they become available. I am adding AEHI to my stock portfolio. It looks like a keeper!

2. Nuclear Democrat - December 12, 2008

It’s amazing how many old-school environmentalists have the biggest mouths in the Democratic party. But Obama is show that he’s definitely in the new generation of progressive thinkers.

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