Skip to comments.The Romney/Ryan alternative energy plan
Posted on 08/13/2012 2:25:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
President Obama unveiled his ostensible all of the above energy plan earlier this year, but after gas prices peaked in April and then started to calm back down, domestic energy production also became more of a back-burner issue on the presidential campaign trail (who has time for energy when weve got hiking taxes on the wealthy and Mitt Romneys tax returns to talk about, right?). Barring President Obamas standard thrown-in support for continued federal subsidies for renewable energies, the issue hasnt been front-and-center of late, but Id bet good money Team Obama will make another big all of the above-ish push before November (especially if national gas price averages keep steadily climbing as they more recently have been again, although that is standard in the summertime).
Mitt Romneys energy plan includes opening up more available domestic resources for drilling and fracking, streamlining regulations, and limiting federal energy investments to basic R&D all of which are moves in the right direction and all of which rub up against President Obamas current course for our energy economy, a fact that Team Obama hasnt failed to note and subsequently chastise:
Federico Pena Former Secretary of Energy
Mitt Romney says he has a plan for energy independence that would bring us forward, but looking at his policies makes it clear he would bring us backward. You cannot achieve energy independence if your only plan is to drill, baby, drill. Instead, we need to reduce our demand for foreign oilthrough a suite of all-of-the-above policies like better fuel efficiency and advanced electric and natural gas vehicles, which Mitt Romney has opposed. We need to invest in clean energies, and advanced biofuels, and you dont get there by cutting investments in those energy sources.
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Mr Pena is typical of people who view themselves as societal problem solvers without peers. Their problem solving is always one sided and leaves out in this situation the necessity for balancing resources with production. Mr Pena gives short shrift to our oil production capability development as the means to lesson if not eliminate dependence on foreign oil. He would have the USA make pie in the sky, not that such can’t be done in time by our ingenuity,instead of taking a practical quickly realistic action using our resources. It seems that many of these people like Mr. Pena don’t mind seeing the USA kissing and bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia like Obama did.
Every time you gas up you should be pissed off! Hussein has intentionally doubled gas prices and if he stays in power they will double again!
On September 7, 2007, Federico Peña announced that he would endorse Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, and also serve as Obama’s National Campaign Co-chair.
So as you can see, there is no reason whatsoever for this democrat to lie.
It might be racist of me to say this, but my gut tells me that Federico is also a supporter of amnesty and open boarders...
Hey Federico Peña, get the hell out of my life.
Clinton man, yahoo. Lawyer, yech.
Expert on energy policy? A seamstress has more in common with surgery than this Pina guy does with energy policy.
When are people going to ask if a person is qualified to comment.... on anything?