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So why don't -- and -- -- nice to be with you against warriors this morning I'm in Washington DC.
-- you and what are you doing.
Well I'm still living in Santa -- but I joined this.
Communications call have to -- and also giving speeches you know those.
Boring speech Israel is used to give -- free now getting paid for.
-- At a wireless solar energy sectors some under wanna talk about Libya mostly about what is going on really going on -- Japan.
Well what's going on I believe is the utility there teppco.
Screwed up I think the government is doing everything it -- and -- Deal with this but you know they didn't use enough cool and they didn't have a I'm talking about the utility didn't have a backup plan.
They didn't have -- silly auxiliary power.
I think what they've done with a spent fuel is very risky.
I I just think that this is a great country Japan and it's gonna have to make a massive shift and there -- -- Energy because 30% of their energy is nuclear.
There you know he you can only students send me your very best prayers and I hope -- help -- much as they canvases.
-- huge tragedy -- and we have to stand behind them because they're friends.
The impact that it may have on part of Japan.
Been speculated by some -- they -- get government may not be enabled -- and haven't found her for a thousand -- And it's a very small countries Don physically.
So it's it's going to be very difficult for them but they're very resilient.
You know they're the third largest economy in the world they used to be second until the Chinese overtook him.
But they'll bounce back.
But I think they're gonna have to make some real changes in -- energy supply.
And no less reliance on nuclear more on solar and wind and natural gas and renewables with problems as they cities.
Oil and natural gas themselves -- they have to get it all from OPEC and and other countries surged so they're susceptible to the high gas prices so.
I think they're better.
Technologically they're very strong country so they're good I believe moved rapidly winds strong science and no environmental.
Efforts to not just the recovery efforts to clean up but also to -- Develop new sources cleaner sources -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- An impact on this country.
What do you think it is -- Well I think the impact is that we've got to shift more to this.
Renewables and natural gas.
20% of our energy comes from nuclear.
And so they have to be part of the make -- the future but I think duke you've got some real safety and cost issues with the American public in the congress -- we're gonna have to deal with -- If you're looking at -- 104 nuclear plants.
For the new ones that want to be built we gotta be.
Careful not to build a -- earthquake prone areas or seismic activity here if there's about.
30% of our plants and have that very outdated Japanese technology that was used.
Bill the water boilers we got -- who -- using that I think this is an opportunity to have a real debate.
Don not just about nuclear but.
The safety of our energy portfolio look at -- Issues relating to the oil spill look at the mining disaster of a hole in no western Kenya.
Look at the pipeline explosion in California.
Debate the issues of safety and cost and environmental risk and you know we got to do some of butter aging infrastructure.
In energy our grid are pipelines.
Again our roads it's investments we need to make in this country.
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