Lauren McDonald prefers the name his sister gave him, Bubba. Me too!
I must apologize to Bubba for posting this interview late, but I am afraid Thanksgiving caught up with me early last week.
As a candidate for the Public Service Commission we discuss the gamut of energy issues from nuclear to natural gas to alternative to wind. We do get into a little Democrat vs. Republican squabble when Bubba says the magic phrase: “The Democratic Party left me!” As I point out to Bubba, in case he hasn’t noticed, the Republican Party left him, too! It sure as hell left me! After a few rounds, we (I) settle down to the issues that concern the PSC.
When it comes to alternative energy sources, Bubba doesn’t consider Georgia to be in the market for wind and solar options, at least for generation of electricity for mass consumption. He believes that we should focus on developing nuclear energy. There are 2 new reactors being planned for Plant Vogel in Waynesboro. He also see “biomass” as a source to generate electricity. His objection to ethanol is the fact that it was subsidized by the federal government.
Of course, the biggest source of electricity in Georgia is the coal burning plant. Bubba believes in “clean coal” technology.
Bubba believes that deregulation in the natural gas industry has been a failure in reducing gas prices and increasing competition.
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE DECEMBER 2ND, IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY.