Exelon chief urges 'energy Marshall Plan'

Com Ed parent Exelon Corp. said Friday that Chairman and CEO John Rowe will urge federal lawmakers Friday to "develop a 21st century Marshall Plan for energy." The Chicago utility holding company said Rowe is ... Full Story
sowhat

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Sep 12, 2008
The Marshall Plan was to develop a devastated Europe after the war and make it our ally.

Supposedly, Exxon and the other oil companies needed their profits to advance energy research and development. They shouldn't need congressional action to act on their self-proclaimed mandate.

And, as far as "competitive wholesale electricity markets," didn't someone hear of Enron?
Dick Do Nothing Durbin

United States

#2 Sep 12, 2008
Wonder if these "competitive wholesale markets" that Congress has been working on for 30 years led to Emil Jones' pals pushing through the $4.50/month increase.
Wrinkled old white dude

Chicago, IL

#3 Sep 12, 2008
What a novel idea! An energy policy! Would this plan go beyond the Bush/McCain plan of hiding behind so called "free market" while raping the public? Would this plan include wine, women and song for GOP stoolies? Huge tax breaks for oil companies?

The big question is will America come together to make the changes needed for this or will the far right and the far left keep us from moving forward to energy independence?
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Evanston, IL

#4 Sep 12, 2008
Why should ComEd/Exlon be trusted to lead on this issue? Haven't we leanred our lesson from the Bush-Rove-Enron White House?
Roamer

Warrenville, IL

#5 Sep 12, 2008
How did they manage to leave out T. Boone Pickens? Looks like they got every special interest involved. Hopefully these people will look beyond their own companies but it would be a first. And what the heck is Goldman Sachs doing there?

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Since: Sep 07

Homewood

#6 Sep 12, 2008
Roamer wrote:
And what the heck is Goldman Sachs doing there?
Who do you think finances the construction of wind farms, coal plants, Nuc's etc etc....
mike

United States

#7 Sep 12, 2008
I just love the exelon execs who can look into camera and not laugh when justifying higher rates. They sell off generating plants and then turn around and purchase energy from them at high rates saying its market driven.
I remember with the building of nuclear plant they told us we will have the cheapest energy in the nation. well atleast my coop invested in new heating/cooling systems. have not seen a $120 electric bill like I used too but with little raises here and there wont be long. do these energy people go away for conventions and figure out ways to bring in the cash?
goodRiddence

Melrose Park, IL

#8 Sep 12, 2008
Exelon wants the government (taxpayers) to foot the bill on this so that the energy companies won't have to.
ABE

Fredericksburg, VA

#9 Sep 12, 2008
The first question from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman should read:
Mr. Rowe, Did you and/or representatives of Exelon Corp. meet
with Vice-President Dick Cheney? If so, when; where; and for what
purpose? Please describe those discussions, et cetera....
mike

United States

#10 Sep 13, 2008
ABE wrote:
The first question from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman should read:
Mr. Rowe, Did you and/or representatives of Exelon Corp. meet
with Vice-President Dick Cheney? If so, when; where; and for what
purpose? Please describe those discussions, et cetera....
and their reply would be:
"I do not recall" lol
John J Coughlin

Chicago, IL

#11 Sep 13, 2008
"Rowe is set to tell the lawmakers, and he will contend that changing course now "would be a grave error."

CRAP!!!

The answer is to vote third party next November anytime you get the opportunity and against the incumbant when there is no third party.
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#12 Sep 14, 2008
Now another way to implement an energy 'Marshall Plan' would be to cut government overhead, and spend some of those thousands of tax dollars 'We the people' send them every year on new national grid infrastructure, so when new power plants are built,there will be a way to get the power to the people. It was done in the 1950's with the interstate freeway system and can be done with the power grid. They've been trying to deregulate for the last 30 years?? Where in the hell is our leadership???

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