October 06, 2004

Something To Talk About

from - smijer

It's been building up for a while now, but after my disappointment last night, it's at a head. Getting energy policy right is perhaps the biggest single opportunity and challenge facing America right now. Today, crude topped $52/barrel, nearly double it's price just a couple of years ago. These price surges are being driven by ever-increaasing oil demand. It's time to change that. Energy is too vital. Dependence on foreign oil is among our biggest national security liabilities, but it's also one of our biggest economic liabilities, an environmental threat, and an increasing health risk. Something has to change.

From now on, between my political rants, my Sunday pontifications, animal blogging, and general tomfoolery, I will be finding time to blog about energy-related issues. I've added a new category on the right-hand side of the page to hold these posts, and I'll be breaking down my blog-roll further to include energy-related web-sites and blogs. Let me welcome yokayo biofuels to the not-blog links, and their blog, Fueled For Thought, to the blog-roll.

Edwards had a golden opportunity to get the public talking about energy last night while he shared the lime-light with Dick "Behind-closed-doors" Cheney. He blew it. But I'm not.

And besides, this will give me something to talk about long after November 2 is past.


Posted by smijer at October 6, 2004 08:11 PM

I hope you will compare and contrast the energy policy of the Clinton and the Bush administrations. I would like to know how they were alike and how they were different but I am too lazy to do the homework myself.

univar.jpg Posted by Buck on October 7, 2004 02:23 PM
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The biggest difference that I know of between the two was Bush's willingness to drill for oil in ANWR and Clinton's reluctance to.

However, I'm much more interested in the next 26 days in the differences between Kerry and Bush on energy.

univar.jpg Posted by smijer on October 7, 2004 10:15 PM
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