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  • OUT OF ENERGY -- Kerry's Energy Plan Independent Of Reality

    10/11/2004 6:25:43 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 20 replies · 827+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | October 11, 2004 | RNC Research
    Monday, October 11, 2004 Out Of Energy   OUT OF ENERGYKerry's Energy PlanIndependent Of Reality______________________________________________________KERRY'S OWN ADVISERS SCOFF AT KERRY'S IDEAS ON ENERGY INDEPENDENCEKerry Energy Advisers Believe Kerry's Energy Plan Is "Unrealistic And Misleading."  "The idea of a United States independent of Middle East oil is a touchstone of Senator John Kerry's campaign and a huge crowd pleaser, but has divided and exasperated many of his most experienced energy advisers.  Some advisers say they worry that Mr. Kerry's focus on freeing the United States from reliance on oil from the Persian Gulf, the linchpin of the energy plan he released...
  • Kerry: Oil prices show Bush broken promises ('Halliburton's not feeling the pain')

    09/30/2004 9:08:37 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 34 replies · 676+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, September 30, 2004
    John Kerry said Wednesday the $50 per barrel price of oil reflects a broken promise of President Bush that will hurt average Americans. Bush said Iraqi oil "would pay for the war, but we know that those oil pipes are being blown up," Kerry said. "We know that $50 a barrel isn't as bad as it might get because analysts are now telling us that the price may go up to $60." Crude oil surpassed $50 a barrel for the first time this week, and analysts said prices could keep rising because of an increase in global demand, tight supplies...
  • Kerry Releases Details of Clean Coal Proposal

    08/23/2004 5:44:59 AM PDT · by I got the rope · 26 replies · 951+ views
    Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry has unveiled a detailed version of his plan to invest $10-billion in clean coal technologies over the next 10 years, including a doubling of clean coal research on integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants and other “zero-emissions” clean coal systems. The plan also calls for development of hydrogen turbines and “megawatt-scale” fuel cells powered by coal; expansion of university-led near-zero-emission research centers on geologic sequestration; support of at least five regional carbon sequestration demonstration projects; and a one-time appropriate request of $300-million to resolve a fossil energy budget shortfall. Kerry’s proposal also calls for a...
  • Kerry's "Energy Independence" Plan Smacks of Socialism

    08/19/2004 3:41:32 PM PDT · by NightseekingBear · 4 replies · 452+ views
    August 19, 2004 | Todd Andrew Barnett
    Kerry’s “Energy Independence” Plan Smacks of Socialism By Todd Andrew Barnett If anyone hasn’t been paying attention to Senator John F. Kerry’s latest proposed energy boondoggle, that person ought to do it now. In case that individual hasn’t figured it out by now, Kerry seems to think that, with all his wisdom, he can wave a magic wand and – presto! – Americans are better off with him in the White House. He even seems to think that government is better at decision making than freethinking individuals. If that’s the case, then no wonder we’re all in a heap of...
  • Enviro Kerry May Lose Coal States

    08/15/2004 2:31:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 1,090+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/15/04 | Carl Limbacher
    John Kerry's enthusiasms for job-destroying environmental regulations could cost him the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia where coal mining is a major industry. Already Kerry is attempting to reposition himself on these issues. Kerry now claims that he disagrees with Al Gore's anti-coal mining policies such as his support of the Kyoto Treaty, which would have devastated both the industry and the U.S. economy. Though kerry's voting record and public pronouncements placed him solidy in the Gore camp, Kerry has sought to portray himself as a friend and supporter of coal miners, pledging to protect their jobs...
  • Kerry's Energy Agenda: Higher prices, more foreign dependency.

    08/14/2004 6:06:35 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 3 replies · 446+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 12, 2004 | Cesar Conda
    Senator John Kerry has said that he wants to bring down energy prices for families and businesses, and make America less dependent on foreign sources of energy. But Kerry's Senate record contradicts his campaign rhetoric. Over the last three years, Kerry has played an active role in blocking the Bush administration's comprehensive energy bill, which aims to modernize conservation, increase our domestic energy supplies (including renewable energy), and increase our energy security. Although the president's energy bill passed the House of Representatives with the support of 46 Democrats, Kerry, his running mate, and the Democratic leadership have repeatedly used...
  • Kerry: High Oil Prices Threaten Economy

    08/13/2004 9:09:05 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 40 replies · 695+ views
    AP ^ | 8/13/04 | MARY DALRYMPLE
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) is using the last of a two-week tour through the nation's most politically divided states to emphasize the impact of high oil prices on economic growth. "When we have gas prices going through the roof, the Americans I've met don't think we've turned the corner," Kerry said in remarks prepared for delivery at a Friday visit to a family in Springfield, Ore. "This is bad news for their wallets and even worse news for our economy." Surging oil prices have been one factor driving down stock prices in recent days. Kerry's...
  • Kerry’s energy plan: stale air, not fresh ideas

    08/13/2004 9:13:14 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 7 replies · 314+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 13, 2004
    One of Sen. John Kerry’s top applause-getters these days, as he campaigns from town to town, is the danger of America’s reliance on foreign energy, especially oil coming from Saudi Arabia. It’s an issue that cuts several ways for the Democratic nominee: It allows him to make an implicit slap at President Bush’s long-standing relationship with the Saudi royal family. It allows him to lament the spiraling cost of oil and gasoline, which threatens the economy’s tenuous recovery. And it allows Kerry to assert an unassailable goal — self-sufficiency — without really explaining how he’ll get us there. The problem...
  • Kerry's Goal of Independence From Middle East Oil Divides Advisers

    08/06/2004 10:44:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 825+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/7/04 | Neela Banerjee
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 - The idea of a United States independent of Middle East oil is a touchstone of Senator John Kerry's campaign and a huge crowd pleaser, but has divided and exasperated many of his most experienced energy advisers. Some advisers say they worry that Mr. Kerry's focus on freeing the United States from reliance on oil from the Persian Gulf, the linchpin of the energy plan he released on Thursday, is unrealistic and misleading and that hammering away at it would erode Mr. Kerry's credibility with business, the news media and other countries. The advisers, who include independent...
  • John Kerry's Energy Plan Revealed

    08/06/2004 2:19:25 PM PDT · by Always Right · 21 replies · 651+ views
    various | 8/6/04 | Always Right
    John Kerry's $30 Billion, 10 year plan to eliminate the US dependance on foreign oil was announced today. The heart of the plan is the 'Two Yugos in every garage' by way of a tax incentive of up to $5000 for Americans who buys energy efficient cars....
  • Kerry Aims to Reduce Foreign Oil Reliance (Barfola Alert!)

    08/06/2004 10:12:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 566+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/04 | Mary Dalrymple - AP
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry (news - web sites) wants to increase American energy production and reduce American reliance on foreign oil with a $20 billion fund to finance research and development of alternative and renewable fuels. "That's what I want to talk about today — how to make our country stronger and safer by working together to build an energy-independent America," Kerry said in remarks prepared for delivery Friday. The fund would promote energy sources like natural gas, coal, nuclear and renewable energy generated from corn, soybeans and other crops, the campaign said. "America will...
  • Kerry Offers 10-Year Plan for U.S. Energy Independence

    08/06/2004 11:17:11 AM PDT · by visagoth · 54 replies · 961+ views
    Reuters News Service ^ | Aug 6, 11:30 AM (ET) | Thomas Ferraro
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - With crude oil prices at a record high, Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry on Friday offered a 10-year, $30 billion proposal to move the nation toward energy independence. Under the measure, aides said, American companies and consumers would receive financial aid to develop and buy more fuel-efficient motor vehicles. In addition, it would set twin goals to have, by the year 2020, an even 20 percent of the nation's motor fuel and electricity come from alternative sources such as solar, wind, ethanol and biodiesel fuel. Kerry, on a cross-country campaign tour, arranged to formally announce...
  • Kerry touts $20 billion clean-energy plan

    08/05/2004 11:51:35 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 19 replies · 302+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug. 5, 2004
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry wants to spend $20 billion over a decade developing clean-burning fuels and environmental technology, part of an effort to reduce American dependence on foreign oil. President Bush, meanwhile, pressed for changes in labor laws so that workers can choose time off instead of overtime pay, a notion that has met stiff resistance in the Republican-controlled Congress. A portion of the development fund that Kerry is proposing, which campaign aides said would be unveiled Friday, would be financed by trimming the government’s own utility bills. Kerry envisions switching to fuel-efficient cars and...
  • Kerry Voices Support For Gun Rights, Clean-Coal Technologies As Lead Widens

    08/02/2004 6:50:58 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 43 replies · 1,966+ views
    My Wise County ^ | 8/4/02 | My Wise County
    Wheeling, W.Va. --- In the nation's coalfield's Saturday afternoon, Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry touted his support for a $2-billion dollar clean-coal technology plan as a part of the nation's energy independence from Middle East oil while at the same time noting his support for hunter gun owner rights to an estimated 15,000-plus audience. Kerry said he would be a president who "believes in science," and will pour $2 billion directly into developing clean coal technology as a part of his strategy for energy independence. "I want a nation that depends on its own ingenuity, not the Saudi royal...
  • Running on fumes

    05/28/2004 5:58:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 92+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 28, 2004 | Debra J. Saunders
    It must be an election year. Ten years ago, when he wasn't running for president, Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., mused about the value of raising the tax on gasoline by 50 cents a gallon (in 1994 dollars). Now, Kerry has hit the road to campaign for cheaper gas prices and to accuse President Bush of not lifting a finger to lower prices at the pump. The Sierra Club, which endorsed Kerry for president, is on board with the idea of cheaper gas prices, too. What gives? I asked Sierra Club spokesman Dan Becker (who drives a hybrid car): Don't...
  • Kerry Urging Energy Independence in U.S.

    05/22/2004 12:22:23 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 22 replies · 98+ views
    Guardian ^ | 05/22/04 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Kerry Urging Energy Independence in U.S. Saturday May 22, 2004 8:01 PM AP Photo DCN101 By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) - With the start of the summer driving season approaching and gasoline prices soaring, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Saturday the United States should strive for energy independence. ``There are two reasons why we cannot be asleep at the wheel during this current energy crisis,'' Kerry said in the weekly Democratic radio address. ``First, soaring energy prices are putting our economy at risk and second, our dependence on Middle East oil is putting our national security...
  • Kerry Outlines Plan for Energy Independence During Democratic Radio Address to the Nation

    05/22/2004 8:42:51 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 65 replies · 187+ views
    Kerry Outlines Plan for Energy Independence During Democratic Radio Address to the Nation 5/22/2004 11:07:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Political Reporter Contact: Allison Dobson of John Kerry for President, 202-712-3000 BOSTON, May 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- With gas prices soaring across the country, Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry Saturday outlined the steps he will take as President to make America energy independent in order to help working families, strengthen the economy and make our country more secure. "There are two reasons why we cannot be asleep at the wheel during this current energy crisis," Kerry said while giving...
  • The Kerry Line: Kerry's Energy Policy Obstruction

    05/18/2004 1:35:12 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 236+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 18, 2004
    "John Kerry supported a 50 cent tax on a gallon of gas and voted for higher gas taxes 10 times. Kerry has obstructed efforts to enact a comprehensive energy policy that would ensure a reliable energy supply, key to lowering gas prices." -Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry On Strategic Petroleum Reserve In February 2000, Kerry Said Release Of Oil From The Strategic Petroleum Reserves Would Not Be "Relevant." "Without being specific, Kerry, a key member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, suggested the US could retaliate economically in other trade areas. He also said he does not want...