The Obama administration may consider caving to GOP demands to include nuclear and some coal production in a “clean energy standard,” Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday."Clean" being a relative term, there's much room here for discussion. And compromise. And, in Obama's case, caving.
A national "clean" or "renewable" energy standard would require utilities to purchase a percentage of their electricity from nonfossil fuel sources and is seen as one of the administration's few options for a broad energy policy after the death of the cap-and-trade bill. [link]
And since there are no alternative alternative fuels out there that are viable, coal and nuclear are the only cards on the table.
To boot, regardless what those drugged up environmentalist hippies would have you believe, emissions from our coal-fired power plants these days are pretty darn clean.
So here's to coal. And nuclear. And elections.
Long may they thrive.