John Hickenlooper in The New York Times 2019 "Meet the Candidates" series


On Environment: Solve problem of disposal of high-level radioactive waste

Q: Do you think nuclear energy should be part of the U.S.'s decarbonizing toolbox? Do you support the construction of new nuclear energy plants? Providing federal support to keep existing ones online?

Hickenlooper: Yes, but there has to be a stronger effort to solve the problem of disposal of high-level radioactive waste.

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Apr 18, 2019

On Technology: Public-private partnerships for next-gen energy technology

Q: As president, would you keep the U.S. in the Paris Agreement and commit to more ambitious targets in 2020?

Hickenlooper: Yes.

Q: Would you restore Obama-era climate change regulations that the Trump administration has reversed, like the Clean Power Plan, methane limits and vehicle emissions standards?

Hickenlooper: Yes.

Q: Do you support new regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions beyond what was in place under President Obama?

Hickenlooper: Yes.

Q: Do you support a national renewable energy standard? If so, what would it be? If not, why not?

Hickenlooper: Yes.

Q: Do you support increasing federal funding for clean-energy research? If so, how much money? Are there specific areas of research you're most interested in funding, and why?

Hickenlooper: Yes. Next-generation clean energy technologies; public-private partnerships.

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) Apr 18, 2019

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