Energy And The 2016 Presidential Candidates

By James Conca, Forbes.

With the New York presidential primaries just a day away, it is enlightening to hear what each candidate thinks about the controversial issues surrounding energy and power. Energy is far more important to our future, our economy and our national interest than immigrant walls or bathroom gender tests.

Of the five presidential candidates, two believe in some form of “all-of-the-above” strategy as we ramp down fossil fuels, particularly coal. The other three candidates don’t have a well-reasoned energy policy and rely more on the ideology of their base voters.

Senior Nuclear Engineer Jim Hopf provides an excellent comparison amongst the candidates, especially on nuclear energy, in the ANS Nuclear Cafe. The oil industry’s views are captured at, and the Council on Foreign Relations presents a discussion for each candidate on energy and climate change.