David Walker on Energy & Oil
Reduce energy costs while protecting the environment
Connecticut has among the highest energy costs in the country. Our environment is also impacted by the policies and practices of many other states.
We must take steps to reduce energy costs to improve our competitive posture while protecting the environment.
Source: 2014 CT Lt. Gubernatorial campaign website, WalkerForCT.com
, Jul 2, 2014
More drilling now; invest in renewables now & over time
Q: When you think about America's energy needs, which of the following solutions comes closest to your opinion?
A: In the short term it's B. Over time it's C.
- A. Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar
- B. More drilling than investment in renewables
- C. More investment in
renewable than drilling
- D. Strong focus on offshore drilling and allowing drilling in federal lands including wildlife reserves
Q: Meaning that we should add more renewable investment over time?
A: In case of investment they should be primarily--not exclusively--by the private sector.
Q: What about the Keystone oil pipeline, and drilling on federal lands?
A: We definitely need Keystone and more federal properties opened up. Oil production
has flopped significantly under the Obama administration.
Q: But Obama claims oil production is up.
A: They were increasing during the Bush administration so under Obama it is up as a result. We need to do a lot more to utilize natural gas.
Source: AmericansElect phone questionnaire by OnTheIssues.org
, Mar 30, 2012
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