New at Reason: A. Barton Hinkle on the Future of American Energy Policy

May 13, 2011 Full story: Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Given the red-team/blue-team dynamic of American politics, it was probably inevitable that discussion of energy policy would degenerate into a debate between drillers and renewers-between those who want more domestic oil exploration to the exclusion of other power sources, and those who want the U.S. to kick its petroleum habit entirely.

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#1 May 14, 2011
Proof that even the National Academy of Sciences has some common sense, realising that weening America off of fossil fuel isn't an easy task.
There's a long way to go before the electric car can ever become a viable proposition, it certainly won't happen overnight.
In Bozo's world, it will happen abruptly, of course and in FuGyou's world, it'll happen under a bridge in Turkey.
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#2 May 14, 2011
Same old propaganda from and paid for by Exxon.$ Billions with record profits. Raise prices at the pumps, pay no taxes, demand tax refunds in the $ millions and to top it off If we do not give them more monies through subsidies, they pick up and leave! Notice similar tactic with health insurance companies that have record profits and they are raising premiums, co-pays, deductibles and reducing what is covered! Corporatism is the hue and cry f the republicans. These two are fine examples of what is in store for you with corporatist in our politics. Observe how they seek to silence the voices of unions and set about to obstruct your voting rights.
Consider that oil refineries have not been advancing or expanding for the past couple of decades? Could it be they have some new measure in store for us? Centralizing energies will always be their objectives for with the turn of a spigot, they have you humbly bow down to your new Lord and Master “Koch”..
Alternative as a Green dispersals of energy sources and uniting as laborers, to have our labor’s productivity represented in the Halls of our politics. Will now be required; or learn how to bow most gracefully.
Welfare Health Care to our illustrious leaders, that they deny us. Welfare socialism to corporatist organization through tax refunds and subsidies. Monopoly controlled prices at the pump all the way up to our Health Care. Reign, over our laborers productivity distributions without our voices in the matter.
All of this to be financed from our grannies dwindling pocket book and health. This is the ethics of republican’s corporatism. Little wonder whenever republicans obtain power it seeks and rewards us with debt, inflations, recessions/depressions.
Laggards in the world? Why not? For the past 40 years republicans, for the most part, held power, and this is the results.
Oh, by the way, the shoe thrower wants his shoes back….

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