Nuclear energy key to climate change: Obama
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 03, 2010, 12:48
  
Washington: US President, Barack Obama, today said nuclear energy and clean coal energy technology is key to the successful fight against climate change and on the latter it is important to bring India and China on board.

"I know it's controversial in some quarters, but if you're serious about dealing with climate change then you've got to take a serious look at the nuclear industry," Obama said at a Town Hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire.

"If you are serious about climate change, you've got to figure out is there technology that can allow us to sequester coal and the emissions that are set out," he said.

The reason for that is not just for the US, Obama observed.

"China is building a coal-fired plant once a week, just about --India is doing the same -- because coal is cheap," he said.

"Unless we can come up with some energy alternatives that allow us to franchise that technology so that they are equipped to burn that coal cleanly, we're going to have problems no matter what we do in this country when it comes to the environment," Obama said.

So technology is key, he argued.

"We can make significant profits and create huge jobs just upgrading traditional technologies".

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, February 03, 2010, 12:48


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