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Fortnightly Magazine - April 1 2000

efforts to obtain a target for renewable energy that is as close to this target as possible.

I do not support an increased reliance on nuclear power for electricity generation. Given the current economics of power generation, I also do not expect that utilities would select nuclear power as the most attractive and profitable course of action.

Finally, I believe we need to find a permanent solution for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste, but one that is based on sound science, not politics. Accordingly, I strongly support moving forward to complete the scientific analysis of the Yucca Mountain site as a waste repository, but will wait for the completion of that review before making any determination about its use as a disposal site.

Al Gore
Vice President
United States

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