Race 2008: Vitality AND Natural Strategies OF THE Hopefuls

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Race 2008: ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES OF THE CANDIDATES

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NAME: Barack Hussein Obama Born August 4, 1961, in Hawaii Grew up in Hawaii, and put in a couple of years of adolescence in Indonesia Graduated from Columbia University in 1983 Moved to Chicago in 1985 and turned into a group coordinator; earned law degree from Harvard in 1991; came back to Chicago and turned into a social equality legal advisor and showed established law at University of Chicago Ran for Illinois State Senate and served for a long time; ran and won Illinois Senate situate in Congress in 2004; talked at 2004 Democratic National Convention Began keep running for Presidency in 2007

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The Obama-Biden Comprehensive New Energy for America plan will: Provide fleeting alleviation to American families confronting torment at the pump Help make five million new employments by deliberately contributing $150 billion throughout the following ten years to catalyze private endeavors to fabricate a spotless vitality future. Inside 10 years spare more oil than we at present import from the Middle East and Venezuela consolidated. Put 1 million Plug-In Hybrid autos - autos that can get up to 150 miles for every gallon - out and about by 2015, autos that we will work to ensure are worked here in America. Guarantee 10 percent of our power originates from renewable sources by 2012, and 25 percent by 2025. Execute a far reaching top and-exchange program to diminish nursery gas outflows 80 percent by 2050.

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Provide Short-term Relief to American Families Enact a fortune benefits duty to give a $1,000 crisis vitality refund to American families Crack down on extreme vitality theory Swap oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to cut costs Eliminate Our Current Imports from the Middle East and Venezuela inside 10 Years Increase mileage benchmarks 4 % every year while giving $4 billion to local automakers to retool to deliver these vehicles Get 1 million module half and half autos out and about by 2015 Create another $7,000 assess credit for buying propelled vehicles Establish a National Low Carbon Fuel Standard An "Utilization It or Lose it" way to deal with existing oil and gas leases Promote mindful local generation of oil and normal gas

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Create Million of New Green Jobs Ensure 10% of our power originates from renewable sources by 2012, and 25% by 2025. Convey the least expensive, cleanest, fasted vitality source– vitality effectiveness Weatherize one million homes yearly Develop and send clean coal innovation Prioritize the development of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Reduce our Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80 Percent by 2050 Implement an extensive top and-exchange program to diminish nursery gas discharges 80% by 2050 Make the U.S. a pioneer on environmental change by reengaging with the U.N. Structure Convention on Climate Change and making a Global Energy Forum of the world's biggest emitters to concentrate on worldwide vitality and natural issues

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Groups that embrace Barack Obama: League of Conservation Voters (Obama earned a 96 percent rating from the League of Conservation Voters amid his initial two years in the Senate.) Friends of the Earth Action Environment America (26 state associations, including Environment New Jersey) The Sierra Club Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund Humane Society Legislative Fund

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John Sidney McCain Born August 29, 1936 in Panama Attended around 20 schools Graduated from U.S. Maritime Academy (1958) POW for 5 ½ years (October 26, 1967-March 14, 1973) Served as Navy's liason to the Senate (1977) Married Cindy Lou Hensley (1980) Elected U.S. Senate-Ariz. (1987) Presidential Candidate (2000) Presidential Candidate (2008)

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An eliminate of our dependence on outside oil and diminishing of carbon outflows throughout the following 40 years An expansion in residential penetrating and oil investigation and in addition burning through $2 billion every year towards clean coal advancements. Advance implement the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) with higher punishments Reward $300 million in a challenge to build up a battery bundle pushing the proficiency of crossovers far into the future $ 5,000 assessment credit for each individual buying a zero outflows vehicle. Would like to decrease carbon emanations to 1990 levels by 2020 and 60% beneath 1990 levels by 2050 is achievable.

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McCain's Cap and Trade Plan Market members are distributed aggregate grants equivalent to the top on nursery gas emanations If they can design, enhance, or procure an approach to diminish their discharges, they can offer their additional licenses for money The benefit thought process will arrange the endeavors of financial speculators, corporate organizers, business people, and tree huggers on the regular rationale of decreasing outflows

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NUCLEAR ENERGY… IS IT PART OF THE ANSWER? 104 dynamic atomic power plants in U.S. No new atomic plants have been worked since 1973 (Three Mile Island mischance was 1979) U.S. govt. should begin tolerating spent fuel for internment in 1998, yet now predicts 2017 (Yucca Mountain site in Nevada as yet being tried) (NY Times) Obama: "I think we do need to take a gander at atomic, and what we must make sense of is would we be able to store the material legitimately? Could we ensure that they're secure? Will we manage the cost? Since the issue is, is that a great deal of our atomic industry, it reevaluates the wheel. Each atomic power plant that is proposed has another outline, has—it, it has a wide range of changes, there are a wide range of cost overwhelms. So it has not been a successful choice. That doesn't imply that it can't be a compelling alternative, however we must make sense of capacity and wellbeing issues. Furthermore, my state of mind with regards to vitality is there's no silver slug. We must be—we've, we must take a gander at each conceivable alternative." –Obama on Meet the Press, May 4, 2008 McCain: " Of the two, McCain is the most OK with the point. As a Navy pilot, he arrived on plane carrying warships, which today are basically gliding atomic fueled urban areas. McCain calls atomic "one of the cleanest, most secure and most solid vitality sources on Earth." "If we need to capture an Earth-wide temperature boost, then atomic vitality is a capable, effective partner in that cause," he said in a May discourse. McCain's eagerness for atomic has placed him in abnormal domain for a Republican: He's been commending the French, who create 80 percent of their energy from atomic." - NPR News, July 21, 2008

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NUCLEAR POWER Mc Cain Strong supporter, considers it to be crucial to battling an unnatural weather change "One of the cleanest, most secure, and most dependable vitality sources on earth" In the Senate, he voted to send waste to Yucca Mountain In the crusade, has proposed constructing a global vault, making Yucca Mountain pointless Obama Nuclear ought not be forgotten about Would bolster new reactors if four issues could be illuminated: wellbeing, squander capacity, helplessness to fear based oppressor assault, and weapons multiplication concerns. Restricts arrangements to send waste to Yucca Mountain in Nevada http://www.npr.org/formats/story/story.php?storyId=92690120

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24445166/page/4/http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/newenergy_more#relief http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/07/21/league_of_conservation_voters.html http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/08/environmental_group_endorses_o.html http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/24/business/24nuke.html?pagewanted=2&sq=Barack%20Obama%20nuclear%20power&st=cse&scp=3 http://www.johnmccain.com/

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