2012 election

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Energy Facts, And A Few Fibs, On Display At Presidential Debate

Published: 
Tue, 10/16/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

A question from a voter at Tuesday evening's town hall debate -- regarding whether it was within the purview of the government to control the price of gas -- sent President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney into a war of words over energy policy, and neither actually answered the question.

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The Social Cost of Carbon: How to Do the Math?

Published: 
Tue, 09/18/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

This year’s presidential campaign has shown that a gulf exists between the two candidates on America’s energy future — at least in theory.

Mitt Romney opposes renewal of the federal wind energy tax credit and champions the exploitation of fossil fuels. President Obama advocates an “all of the above” strategy on energy but — after a period of silence on the issue — implicitly evoked the dangers of runaway emissions at the Democratic convention by warning that climate change is indeed a threat.