State of Missouri Archives: on Energy & Oil

Lester Turilli: Clean coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, AND solar

Q: Your comments on the statement, "Prioritize green energy"?

A: Missouri can improve coal efficiency and expand green energy. ˙Missouri boasts of its low energy prices as compared to the national average.˙ However, this favorable condition may be short-lived as federal regulations continually stiffen toward cleaner coal power centers.˙ Because 82% of Missouri energy is derived from coal, our state will have to make wise decisions in improving our plants.˙New, clean burning and efficient coal plants in Tampa, FL and Temple, TX prove that this can be done.˙ Likewise, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, and solar companies will be encouraged to expand their technology for affordability and availability for our citizens.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Missouri candidacy by OnTheIssues Apr 25, 2016

Jason Kander: Climate change is a real consequence of human activity

Jason supports smart environmental policies and understands that climate change is a real consequence of human activity and needs to be addressed. Jason supports investing in alternative energy, not only to protect our planet, but also to ensure our national security.

Jason supports investments in technologies of the future that will create jobs in Missouri and provide for alternative energy sources. This includes support for wind, solar, and geothermal energy, as well as hydropower. He also believes we should provide tax relief to families and businesses that make their homes and offices more efficient.

Jason supported the Missouri Clean Energy Act, the renewable electricity standard that passed in a statewide vote in 2008, and opposed the Missouri Legislature's rollback of that policy. Unfortunately, that rollback removed the requirement that Missouri utilities use Missouri-based providers of renewables, which has cost Missouri energy jobs.

Source: 2016 Missouri Senate campaign website Apr 14, 2016

Chris Koster: New EPA regulations on CO2 emissions are federal overreach

Koster said Missouri will join 20 states in suing the EPA for exceeding its authority in issuing regulations that set limits on carbon emissions.˙Koster noted that Missouri's energy producers estimate that complying would cost the state more than $6 billion. "Renewable energy is a vital piece of our state's energy portfolio. It is essential, however, that we achieve this goal in an economically responsible way that makes sense for Missouri. I will continue to fight against federal overreach."
Source: Ozarks First on 2016 Missouri Gubernatorial race Oct 9, 2015

Jay Nixon: Nuclear power provides reliable, affordable energy

Every business in Missouri needs reliable, affordable energy to grow and prosper. And every Missouri family needs reliable, affordable energy to heat and cool their homes. In November, I announced a historic agreement that will transform the economy of our state--creating thousands of jobs and benefitting millions of Missouri consumers of electric power. That agreement put the wheels in motion for the construction of a second, state-of-the-art nuclear power plant in Callaway County.

As our energy needs grow, we need to be looking now for new sources of clean, abundant and affordable power. Building a second nuclear plant will create thousands of good-paying jobs for all our construction trades.

Building the next generation of nuclear power plants. Advancing the frontiers of biotechnology. The 21st Century economy is knowledge-based, and the best jobs will belong to those with the best education.

Source: 2011 Missouri State of the State Address Jan 19, 2011

Peter Kinder: The world has embraced renewable energy; this is the future

Kinder spoke at the all-day "Energy, Efficiency and the Environment" conference at Crowder College. Kinder kicked off the workshop by praising Crowder for its past work in the renewable energy field. He said that while renewable energy is now familiar to most Americans, with the development of hybrid cars, bio-fuels, wind power and solar energy panels, there's more to come. "The world has embraced renewable energy and seems to be doing so more each day, so this is the future," he said.
Source: Patriot Ledger on 2016 Missouri gubernatorial race Nov 27, 2007

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