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Obama Energy Plan – “All-of-the-Above”

Aug 24, 2012

With the American presidential election heating up and promising to be close, RESNET is focusing on the leading candidates’ energy policies.  This article will focus on the Democratic nominee President Barack Obama.

The Obama-Biden campaign’s web site lauds President Obama’s “all-of-the-above” approach to developing the nation’s energy resources.  It claims that the approach is a “real strategy to take control of our energy future”.

The web site lists the Administration’s initiatives in:

  • Oil Development
  • Increasing Natural Gas Production
  • Investing in “Clean Coal”
  • Increasing the Use of Biofuels
  • Harnessing Wind Energy
  • Expanding Solar Energy Production
  • Expanding Nuclear Energy

Energy efficiency is not addressed except a reference to “new fuel efficiency standards will nearly double the fuel economy of cars and light trucks to 54.5 mpg by 2025, reducing oil consumption by 2.2 million barrels a day.”

To view the plan click on Obama Campaign Energy Plan