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Candidate Positions on Energy policy

The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."

Question: What is your plan for meeting future energy needs?
Glen MenzeGlen Menze ANSWER OPTION: A balanced plan for more oil drilling off shore, building refineries to increase capacity and an increase in natural gas supply will bring our current markets in line and reduce gas and diesel prices. Policies that encourage new nuclear plants, hydrogen, wind, solar and bio-fuels can play a larger role as technological advancements bring stability and cost competition issues in line.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Glen Menze Campaign (More Info)

Collin PetersonCollin Peterson ANSWER OPTION: We should provide incentives to encourage renewable fuel development and remove subsidies for oil and gas exploration. We need to move toward energy independence by developing our own fuels, including ethanol and biodiesel.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Collin Peterson's House website (More Info)