By Elle Floyd
U.S. Representative Jeff Duncan spoke about energy solutions at the 2018 Energy Forum at Lander University on Wednesday, March 28.
Lander University President Dr. Richard Cosentino and other dignitaries occupied a front row of the nearly full auditorium of students, faculty, staff, and local citizens. The Lander community submitted over 50 questions for Duncan ahead of time, which were condensed and asked according to popularity. After an introduction by Cosentino, Dr. Lucas McMillan, Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, moderated a discussion with Duncan on the US’s energy options.
Duncan is a member of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee and has done extensive research into America’s energy options, including visiting a Louisiana oil refinery. He said during the forum that he is for all types of energy – fossil fuels, natural gas, wind, solar, and nuclear. Duncan spoke briefly on climate change and said that he believes the warming effect is not manmade. He also mentioned that he would be for mining natural gas off the coast of South Carolina and that he believes it could be done safely.
Duncan discussed how exploring our own natural resources can make life better for Americans and everyone in the world.