CNBC 2015 GOP primary debate: on Energy & Oil


Ben Carson: Best policy is to get rid of all subsidies

I have concluded that the best policy is to get rid of all government subsidies, and get the government out of our lives, and let people rise and fall based on how good they are. It goes back to the concept of regulations. Every regulation costs in terms of goods and services. Who are the people who are hurt by that? It's the poor people and middle class. Doesn't hurt rich people if their bar of soap goes up ten cents, but it hurts the poor and the middle class.
Source: GOP "Your Money/Your Vote" 2015 CNBC 1st-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

Bobby Jindal: Energy jobs are good-paying jobs, but EPA disallows them

The way that folks can get better paying jobs with better benefits is if we have a growing economy. That means we have an energy plan that makes sense. Those are good paying jobs--$50,000, $70,000, $90,000 a year jobs with benefits. But this president won't let us produce more energy on our domestic federal lands and waters. He won't allow the Canadians to build the Keystone Pipeline. He's got an EPA that's doing everything they can to kill private sector jobs in America. I want families to have better paying jobs and better benefits, but we're not going to get that with a government mandate, we're going to get that with a growing economy.
Source: GOP "Your Money/Your Vote" 2015 CNBC 2nd-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

Chris Christie: New Jersey used private market to create solar industry

You could win a bet at a bar tonight, if you ask who the top three states in America are that produce solar energy: California and Arizona are easy, but number three is New Jersey. Why? Because we work with the private sector to make solar energy affordable and available to businesses and individuals in our state. We need to make sure that we do everything across all kinds of energy: natural gas, oil, absolutely.
Source: GOP "Your Money/Your Vote" 2015 CNBC 1st-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

Chris Christie: FactCheck: Yes, New Jersey is a solar powerhouse

Chris Christie said, "You could win a bet if you ask who the top three states in America are that produce solar energy, CA and AZ are easy. Number three is NJ." Christie's right to point out that NJ is indeed a surprising solar powerhouse. But his claim to being the No. 3 producer might lead some other governors to take that bet.

According to the latest August 2015 data from the Energy Information Agency, New Jersey is actually No. 5 in net solar generation, behind CA, AZ, NC and NV.

So where does the No. 3 come from? New Jersey does indeed hold claim to the No. 3 slot from the Solar Energy Industries Association through the second quarter of 2015 for cumulative solar capacity installed, though that's not the same thing as electricity generated. (And greens like the League of Conservation Voters were quick to note that some of the energy policies Christie has opposed--including joining a regional greenhouse gas trading program--would likely have the state doing even better.)

Source: Politico.com FactCheck on GOP 2015 CNBC debate Oct 28, 2015

George Pataki: Of course pouring CO2 into atmosphere causes global warming

It's not appropriate to think that human activity, putting CO2 into the atmosphere, doesn't make the earth warmer. It's uncontroverted. Part of the problem is that when Republicans think about climate change, say, `oh my God, we're gonna have higher taxes, more Obama, more big government, the EPA shutting down factories.` That's not the solution I see. I want Republicans to embrace innovation and technology.
Source: GOP "Your Money/Your Vote" 2015 CNBC 2nd-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

George Pataki: Federal role is to incentivize innovative energy technology

Government's role is to incentivize innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. We could have next-generation nuclear reactors that have no risk of meltdown. We could have solar panels that are four times more efficient. Let the private sector develop innovation. Not only would we solve our problems, we would have cheaper energy. We could export those technologies so we would grow our economy, have a greater impact globally, have a secure domestic source of energy, and healthier air.
Source: GOP "Your Money/Your Vote" 2015 CNBC 2nd-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

John Kasich: Yes, Ohio won with fracking, but we're diversified

KASICH: I went into Ohio where we had an $8 billion hole, and now we have a $2 billion surplus. We are up 347,000 jobs.

TRUMP: John got lucky with fracking. He hit oil. That's why Ohio is doing well. And that's important for you to know.

KASICH: Ohio does have an energy industry, but we're diversified. We are one of the fastest-growing states in the country. We came back from the dead. And you know what? It works very, very well.

Source: GOP `Your Money/Your Vote` 2015 CNBC 1st-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

Lindsey Graham: I'm no scientist, but 90% of them say climate change is real

I've talked to the climatologists of the world, and 90 percent of them are telling me that greenhouse gas effect is real. That we're heating up the planet. I want a solution that would be good for the economy.
Source: GOP "Your Money/Your Vote" 2015 CNBC 2nd-tier debate Oct 28, 2015

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