Christopher Reed on Energy & Oil
Reed said domestic oil sources would help in the meantime while alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power are developed into a more viable means of energy. Reed also urged energy conservation, but said that should come from individual responsibility, not from a government mandate.
In contrast, Harkin argued drilling on the intercontinental shelf is expensive and would do little to immediately bring down oil prices. Instead, he argued for developing technologies such as an electric-powered car and cellulosic ethanol in addition to developing wind and solar energy. "We need an energy program that doesn't just chase the last barrel of oil," Harkin said.
A: Obviously, Iowa would be at the forefront of bio-fuel technology. However, it needs to be reasonably priced, clean and efficient. I believe that Iowa would reap the benefits of bio-fuels as the Middle East has from oil. I want this success for all Iowans and other American farmers. But I am not quite ready to jump head first into it without first making sure it is the best suit for America.
I would still say that I believe nuclear energy is the cleanest, cheapest form of energy. Nuclear power gets a bad rap from the press behind EPA and radicals on the left. I think we need more nuclear plants.
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