In case you’re wondering how the presidential candidates differ in their energy policies…
- Will approve the Keystone Pipeline on his first day in office.
- Strip EPA of authority to regulate carbon dioxide.
- Strip DOI of authority over federal lands and give authority to states.
- Kill wind energy by eliminating the production tax credit.
- Keep all incentives and tax breaks for oil & gas industry to the tune of $4 billion/year.
- Stick with federal ethanol mandate.
- Drill all federal lands and water, both coasts and even the Arctic National Refuge.
- Opposes fuel efficiency standards.
- Neuter the EPA.
- Let states regulate fracking
- Raise fuel efficiency standards.
- EPA maintains authority to regulate carbon dioxide.
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Maintain incentives for wind & solar which have doubled during his administration.
- Eliminate $4 billion incentives and tax breaks for oil & gas.
- Maintain drilling moratorium on Pacific and most of Atlantic Coasts & DOI keeps leasing authority.
- Allow State Department to decide if Keystone XL is in nation’s best interest.
- Seeks federal safety standards for fracking.
Source: Washington Post
UPDATE: From the townhall presidential debate:
Romney: pledged to expand offshore drilling, reject investments in clean energy, and proudly proclaimed, “I will fight for oil, coal, and natural gas.”
President Obama said solar and wind are “the energy sources of the future.”