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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:17 PM
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Utility CEO "Coal under attack" "Push nuclear"
Southern Co. chief Tom Fanning urges nuclear push

WASHINGTON -- Japan's nuclear catastrophe should not derail the construction of new nuclear power plants in the U.S., Southern Co. President and CEO Tom Fanning said Wednesday.

"What's happened in Japan recently has made me more convicted than ever that we need to develop this generation of nuclear for America," Fanning said in a major energy policy speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Fanning, addressing an audience of business advocates at U.S. Chamber headquarters across from the White House, was also critical of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what he says are aggressive regulations that sidestep the role of Congress is setting national energy policy, and will lead to higher electricity prices for customers.

"The existing coal industry is under attack by some in America," Fanning said. "Decisions are being made today that will limit our ability long term to use coal and therefore negatively impact the nation's economic well-being."...


http://blog.al.com/sweethome/2011/04/southern_co_chief_...

Coal and nuclear, nuclear and coal - two sides of the same centralized coin.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:35 PM
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1. Hmmmmmm..... sounds
like he just wants to kill us all. Yeah. That's it.
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:41 PM
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2. I don't believe that he wants to do anything but preserve the status quo.
But there is a real problem when the "grass roots" public messaging managed by the PR firms his lobbying groups hire is dedicated to making people think that nuclear is "the alternative" to coal when at his level of goal-setting they are completely interchangeable.
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:29 PM
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3. Of course that status quo is coal and nuclear. nt
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