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Lee Bright on Energy & Oil

 

 


No subsidies for wind and solar

Question topic: Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Bright: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 South Carolina Senate race , Jul 2, 2014

Free market energy policy: nuclear, coal & natural gas

Lee Bright supports an energy policy that is a free market solution. One that will lower costs, promote technological innovation, and reduce our dependence on foreign sources.

But the Obama administration is pushing a misguided and economically destructive "green energy" plan that centralizes power in Washington and ends up taking more money from taxpayers. It is essentially a backdoor tax to pay for more failed liberal policies. The result is economic stagnation, higher costs (especially for manufacturers), and energy shortages.

Lee believes that America needs to do more to develop existing known supplies of oil and gas here in this country that are currently off-limits to exploration. Lee supports opening up more areas to exploration, including offshore drilling, and ending wasteful subsidies to unproven technologies.

By encouraging nuclear, coal and natural gas production, Lee believes we can supply our economy with the energy it needs in a cost-effective manner.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, BrightForSenate.com, "Issues" , Nov 22, 2013

Deal with waste, to remove obstacles to new nuclear plants

Bright believes that South Carolina has several important national interests: one specific includes the Savannah River Site and the Port of Charleston. Bright alleges that the federal government has failed "to fulfill its legal obligations under the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act" which is "an ongoing obstacle to expanding additional nuclear plants." As senator, Bright will advocate completion of this project.
Source: Edgefield Advertiser on 2014 South Carolina Senate race , Oct 29, 2013

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