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John Featherman on Energy & Oil

2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (PA)


Tax credits & incentives for alternative renewable energy

Alternative renewable energy sources should be subsidized by the U.S. government through tax credits and incentives rather than outright grants to allow such technologies to develop in the marketplace without the disruption of oil price fluctuations. Just as the industrialized world moved to coal when wood became scarce as a fuel and petroleum became a major fuel source in the 20th century, wind, geothermal, solar and hydroelectric energy will need to become viable energy sources in the 21st century.
Source: Campaign website, www.featherman.com, "Issues page" Jan 18, 2006

Fund research on nuclear fission

Renewed use of nuclear fission as an energy resource should be investigated since current light water reactor designs are more efficient and safer than their counterparts which were last licensed in the 1970's. The US government through the Department of Energy should increase funding of research for nuclear fusion with the intent of commercialization of this energy resource in the 21st century.
Source: Campaign website, www.featherman.com, "Issues page" Jan 18, 2006

Proposes national intra-city transportation system

I propose a national intra-city transportation system, with subsidized public transit in the cities, and Amtrak-like train services supplanting or replacing some long car and air commutes. CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy Statute) should be enhanced and strictly enforced.
Source: Campaign website, www.featherman.com, "Issues page" Jan 18, 2006

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Rick Santorum
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