McCain Calls for 45 New Nuclear Power Plants, Clean Coal Technology

June 20, 2008 / No Comments

john mccain McCain Calls for 45 New Nuclear Power Plants, Clean Coal TechnologySoon-to-be Republican U.S. presidential candidate, John McCain wants to add to the 104 nuclear reactors currently operating in the States. He wants to add 45 nuclear power plants by 2030.

Additionally, he wants to pledge $2 billion each year in federal funds “to make clean coal a reality.”

The 104 nuclear reactors produce about 20% of the country’s electricity needs. And America has enough coal to last us forever maybe? Though, forever is a really long time.

America has not seen a new nuclear power plant go online in over 30 years but if McCain had his way, we’d have 45 in 20 years and another 55 after that, providing for nearly half of our energy needs.

In addition to the energy these two projects will deliver…can you say J-O-B-S? No relation to that Apple Inc. guy.

Hear hear! Nuclear power is a viable alternative in my book IF it is managed correctly. Clean coal? Absolutely. What’s the alternative?

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