Wednesday, December 22, 2010

If Obama Really Believed in Global Warming He’d be for Nuclear Power

By: Theodore Kettle

Former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham says building more nuclear power plants is the most sensible and effective response the United States can make against the threat of climate change – a strategy that makes sense even if global warming is not happening.

“The challenge you have about global warming “is that you’re never going to have enough research to have conclusive answers,” the former Republican senator from Michigan told a New York City gathering sponsored by the Manhattan Institute on Thursday evening.

During Abraham’s tenure as energy secretary under former President George W. Bush, “what we thought made sense was to try to work on new technologies that would reduce emissions – technological solutions – as opposed to trying to impose a dramatic regulatory framework on the entire economy of the country.”