On Monday, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner echoed a statement that we at AREVA have been saying for several years now. A successful energy policy is an “all-of-the-above” national energy plan.
Speaker Boehner’s comments came during Monday’s AREVA-sponsored Monitor Lunch, one of the activities at the Republican National Convention. In a conversation with journalist Elena Shore, Boehner stated that his colleagues in the Republican Party are for an all-of-the-above national energy plan.
We agree with Speaker Boehner and believe the best national energy plan must make the best use of all forms of energy today, and cast the vision for transitioning to a clean energy economy using non-carbon-emitting sources in the future.
This is a future based on “all of the above” clean energy sources—like powerful, steady, nationwide nuclear energy combined with a broad portfolio of regional renewable energies. We have long held the position that nuclear isn’t the only solution, but it must be part of the solution to provide everyone access to safe, clean and affordable electricity.
Such a visionary plan achieves our environmental and energy goals while spurring U.S. jobs and economic growth, and regaining global technology leadership.
This is a vision that also requires political leadership, and we thank you, Mr. Speaker, for joining us at the Monitor event and discussing the important topic of our nation’s energy future.
To read more about Monday’s event, check out the event videos and commentary.