MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Speaking at a company that makes high-end solar panels, Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said there was "no magic bullet" in ending dependence on foreign energy sources.
Giuliani, who wore a tie with small windmills, said that as president he would encourage the federal government to encourage several types of energy sources then "step back" and let the free market take over and decide which energy sources are more popular.
He said that he considered all alternative energy sources like wind and solar a part of this as well as the use of coal and even the more controversial use of nuclear power plants.
"I support an increase in the incremental role of nuclear energy," Giuliani said.
Mitt Romney and John McCain also support increasing the use of nuclear power. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said at a forum in Portsmouth recently that she was "agnostic" on the issue.
He said he didn't expect the use of nuclear energy to be at the high levels it is in France, but that would be for customers to determine.
"Energy independence doesn't have a magic bullet," Giuliani said. "All different sources should be encouraged."