McCain Sets Goal of 45 New Nuclear Reactors by 2030

June 19th, 2008 by Eric Cope

The New York Times has an article describing John McCain’s Energy Policy. He stated he wants 45 new nuclear power plants built by 2030. First a little history on nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is the safest, cheapest way to power this country. It is cleaner than coal, gas, and oil. It is cheaper than solar and wind. It is more dependable than all three. And it is illegal to construct a nuclear power plant becuase the United States government won’t grant you permits to build one even if you wanted to finance it your self.

The fact that McCain supports nuclear energy is very clear. The problem is how he wants to pay for it. If some company out there wants to build a nuclear facility, and is willing to finance that structure, fantastic, grant the paperwork immediately. However, if no one is willing to do it without government subsidies, then too bad.  The problem with nuclear is the damn hippies are against it, 100% no discussion. Even if McCain was able to grant permits to companies willing to pay for their own power plant, they are unwilling because construction takes longer than four years. Who knows who will take the helm after McCain. A left wing tree hugger (I like my trees too, only ones on private property, but that is a whole other discussion)? That is a very expensive slippery slope.

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