Thursday, February 03, 2011

Obama, Bingaman to talk energy

President Barack Obama has summoned Sen. Jeff Bingaman to the White House on Wednesday for a one-on-one talk about energy policy, including the legislative prospects for the “clean energy” standard that was a central part of last week’s State of the Union speech. Bingaman (D-N.M.) is Obama’s first and most important target if the so-called CES has any chance of making it into law in 2011, before presidential politics consume Capitol Hill. A White House spokesman said Tuesday that the meeting with Bingaman was a follow up to the State of the Union message and Obama’s call for “policies to promote clean energy and strengthen our security, decrease pollution, and create new jobs. The Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman has long been critical of the idea of including more traditional forms of energy like nuclear power and “clean coal” in a nationwide standard. Instead, he prefers an exclusive focus on renewables like wind, solar and geothermal power...more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bla!Bla,Bla! and the state is running out of electricity and natural gas while the nattering nabobs talk about energy. What a joke. If they were serious we would not be in this situation. You can blame it on the greens and their miles of regulations and court fights to keep us in the dark. Remember Obaba said we would have to just get along without the things we were used to...such as heat.