"Every potential solution must be pursued from nuclear power to increased energy exploration to more aggressive investment in alternative energy sources. I believe that America can achieve energy independence through a national strategy that emphasizes diversification, innovation, and conservation."
Rudy Giuliani, campaign Website
One of Rudy Giuliani's "12 commitments" is energy independence, which he aims to achieve with a mix of new energy technologies like clean coal and biofuels, nuclear power, and new domestic oil and gas exploration.
He has not received notable endorsements from environmental organizations in the past, and because he hasn't held national office, his voting record has not been rated by the League of Conservation Voters.
The 2008 Giuliani campaign has taken $541,308 from the oil and gas industry, the highest total of any candidate, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Rudy Giuliani's Energy and Environmental Platform at a Glance
Giuliani has acknowledged the scientific consensus that global warming is caused in significant ways by human activity. His energy policy, and his public statements about energy, however, focus exclusively on the goal of achieving "energy independence" one of his "12 commitments." Addressing pollution and global warming are cast as side benefits, and he has no specific goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions beyond creating a new database to track key indicators related to climate change. He hasn't released a detailed energy or environmental plan, but he has enumerated the causes he supports and made public statements about his positions.
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