Bush Advocates Clean Coal, Technology Funding, Nuclear Power

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President Bush supports an increase in the use of nuclear power as a clean, safe, and affordable alternative energy source to meet America's growing need for electricity. Nuclear power produces no greenhouses gases and a growing number of people believe it is an environmentally necessary choice.

During his last State of the Union address Monday night, President George W. Bush asked Congress to fund "new technologies that can generate coal power while capturing carbon emissions." He also called on Congress to "increase the use of renewable power and emissions-free nuclear power."

Although Bush is now considered a lame duck president, he will not leave office for one more year. During that time, the President is committing $2 billion over the next three years to create a new international clean energy technology fund...

The statement also noted that "President Bush supports an increase in the use of nuclear power as a clean, safe, and affordable alternative energy source to meet America's growing need for electricity. Nuclear power produces no greenhouses gases and a growing number of people believe it is an environmentally necessary choice. Without its use, power sector CO2 emissions would have been 28 percent greater in the electricity industry in 2005, nearly equal to the annual emissions from all 136 million passenger cars in the U.S."

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