June 26, 2010 | Filed Under Adam Kinzinger, Congress, Conservatives, Energy, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Kane County, Nuclear Power, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
I have been saying this for years, and now so is GOP candidate for the Illinois 11th District Congressional seat, Adam Kinzinger. In a recent Morris Daily Herald article Kinzinger said that the nation should prioritize nuclear power as one of the solutions to our energy woes.
Kinzinger told the *Morris Daily Herald that he would support building more nuclear power plants, he wants the country to further explore reprocessing spent fuel and supports developing a national long-term nuclear waste storage facility.
Essentially, the program would increase the nation’s number of nuclear stations and establish a long-term repository for storing nuclear waste. Also, the plan would follow Europe’s lead in reprocessing spent nuclear fuel for reuse, reducing the amount of waste in storage.
“I think the powerhouse, when it comes to nuclear energy, is to be able to go out and say, ‘Hey, look, we have three nuclear plants in our district, people in our district are employed, it’s safe, they are supportive, and it produces a lot of electricity,” he said in response to questions by the news media.
After all, here we are in the United States claiming that we are in the middle of an energy crisis yet Democrats, liberals and enviro-Nazis have put up roadblock after roadblock to stop the pursuit of energy independence in the form of nuclear power.
Currently the U.S. gets a scant 20% of its electric power from nuclear power.
Yet, even the French has developed a large nuclear power capability. Since 1973 the French has moved forward with nuclear power, never looking back or doubting the effort. Today, France gets over 75% of its electricity needs from nuclear power. France is also the largest exporter of electricity in Europe.
Are we going to stand by and let France of all countries beat us at this sort of thing? We are if Democrats are going to have anything to say about it. Democrats don;t seem to mind that the greatest nation on earth is lagging behind even France.
So, good for Kinzinger for making good common sense. And, let’s also point out that this Kinzinger policy prescription shows that he is offering a thought out energy policy idea. Kinzinger is really shaping up as a great candidate for Congress in the 11th District.
*Full article appears on Kinzinger’s website.
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