Monday, January 28, 2008

Energy and the Presidential Candidates

Tim Hurst over at Ecopolitology has some good posts on the presidential candidates and their energy views.


Clinton, Obama, and Edwards have all
signed a pledge from a national group called Environment America to make clean energy a priority in the White House.

Environment American calls on the next president to increase renewables and efficiency, reduce our overdependence on coal, and implement stronger building efficiency standards in the first 100 days of office.

1 comment:

Maria Surma Manka said...

More candidate promises in the cleantech sector (from the Christian Science Monitor):

•Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina wants to train and employ at least 150,000 workers a year in new green- energy related jobs.

•Sen. Barack Obama would use some of the $150 billion generated over 10 years by a cap-and-trade program on greenhouse-gas emissions to fund green job-training programs.

•Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has proposed $5 billion of spending on clean-technology investments as part of an economic stimulus package.

GOP contender Sen. John McCain also mentioned the need for job training in green technology.