$10 Per Gallon Gasoline?
That’s what Elon Musk wants, in order to make his all-electric Tesla roadster more competitive in the new car market: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is speaking right now at Wired Live. What’s he saying? For starters, he wants to buy a car factory from a Detroit automaker so he can produce 100,000 cars per year. More craziness below. So it’s nice that Musk has such | Read More »
Enviros’ Simple Goal: Reduce US Energy Consumption 30 Percent
National Journal features an interesting conversation with representatives of Oceana, an ‘ocean conservation nonprofit.’ The leaders of Oceana speak optimistically about the possibility that Congress and President Obama will work together to reimpose and extend the moratorium on offshore drilling, as well as to extend the moratorium on drilling in the coastal plain of ANWR. They also repeatedly return to an overarching goal for the | Read More »
Obama Anticipates Higher Energy Prices
In the waning days of the presidential campaign, Barack Obama is showering attention on swing states like Colorado. A few days ago he gave an interview to a rock station where he was asked several questions about energy policy. Here’s what he had to say:
Democratic Congress Done for the Year?
A Capitol Hill source tells me that House Republicans are starting to hear that the 110th Congress may be just about done. Word is that once Democrats return to Washington in September, they may quickly complete their remaining work and then adjourn. According to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (whose job it is to oversee the legislative calendar), Democrats are planning to work until the end | Read More »
Democratic Leadership: America Can’t Have Big Cars
Democratic Representative Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, recently appeared with Neil Cavuto to talk about America’s energy crisis:
Sierra Club Slams McCain for Supporting Sierra Club Agenda
The Sierra Club has come out with the following attack ad alleging that John McCain is somehow responsible for the run-up in gas prices. (And before you ask, yes — the ad does look like it was made by the team at JibJab): The Sierra Club is also teaming up with the bright minds at MoveOn.org on a similar ad. Sierra Club and MoveOn attack | Read More »
How is Energy Different from Guns?
Like most liberal Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a strong proponent of gun control. It’s odd then, to read that she’s amenable to scheduling a House vote on legislation to reform D.C’s strict and unconstitutional gun ban: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she personally opposes a bill loosening the District of Columbia’s gun laws, but that does not mean she will block it from coming | Read More »
Democrats Boxed-in on Drilling
Roll Call points out that the statutory ban on coastal oil drilling expires on September 30, and that Republicans are expecting Democrats to use a parliamentary maneuver to prevent an up-or-down vote on the ban. But even if Pelosi and Reid succeed in passing an extension of the moratorium without giving Republicans a chance to defeat it, the President still has to sign the bill. | Read More »