“We’ve traditionally been a low-cost energy state,” [Virginia Governor Tim Kaine] said, referring to Virginia’s ready supply of cheap coal-fired energy. “One of the best conservation strategies is to have really high costs – that’s not what we want to do.”
Kaine advocated a renewed focus on nuclear power – the state has two nuclear reactors – and efforts to develop carbon-capture technology in Virginia’s abandoned southwestern coal mines as solutions, as well as developing alternative renewable energy sources.
Proof that we still have a long way to go in getting leaders to talk sensibly (and with logical consistency?) about energy policy.