Germany provides the perfect setting for a discussion on the erratic energy economy as Kelsey Dayton sits in with the American Council on Germany.
In reality, the question we must wrestle with is how much environmental degradation are we willing to accept on our public lands and in the air we breath? It appears that Wyoming’s elected leaders do not want to have that conversation. Instead, Gov. Mead and his fellow Republican governors put out a “state-centric” energy policy for the entire nation — a hubristic approach to energy policy for a nation that the world looks to for leadership.
In an op-ed, Gov. Matt Mead and Gov. Bob McDonnell roll out their plan for "a sensible, comprehensive energy policy."
Conflicting viewpoints were abound at the Global New Energy Summit in Colorado Springs last week. In the face of America’s oil dependency, some still advocate we drill our way out of the problem, while others suggest a lesser reliance on oil.
The crowd eagerly cheered jabs at the GOP's energy policy, but was a bit dumbfounded when Obama spoke hard truths about energy. It was as though the audience expected Obama to divulge a set of intelligent, quick energy solutions but didn't know how to react when they got the straight dope on energy.