Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama May Put Renewable-Energy Plan Ahead of Climate Package

From Bloomberg:
President-elect Barack Obama may pursue legislation early next year to speed a transition to an economy fueled by renewable energy sources and delay a fight on climate change until the economy improves.

With unemployment at a five-year high, an early effort to create jobs by encouraging electricity production from solar and wind will get top priority, energy lobbyists and analysts said. A more far-reaching effort on a climate-change bill may be delayed until late next year or 2010.

``He will put forward an energy bill ahead of a climate bill,'' said Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy, an energy advocacy group in Washington that represents 3M Co., Areva SA and Dow Chemical Co. ``That bill will stimulate the economy toward development and use of energy efficiency and clean energy sources and technology.''>>>MORE

HT: Environmental Capital, which is also the spot where I left a comment last July referring to a paragraph in their post "Green Ink: Goodbye, Dolly":

C’mon guys, get with it!
Global warming is so last year.
Everybody, from Al Gore to the blogs you link to are reinventing themselves and talking energy.
Energy production
Energy cost.
Energy security.
It’s all about framing and re-framing.
Low impact man’s time has come and gone. The eco-soirée has moved on to erudite discussions of thorium between nibbles at the canapés.
By this winter the only references to carbon among the salon crowd might be Carbonic acid (H2CO3).
You watch.

Comment by Climateer - July 22, 2008 at 8:37 am
This stuff is not difficult.