Obama's Energy Policy is Working - Topic A: Energy
Roll Call: Latest News on Capitol Hill, Congress, Politics and Elections
August 30, 2015

Obama’s Energy Policy is Working

John Deutch: “President Obama has put energy and the environment at the top of his second-term agenda. The focus has been on climate change, and on exploiting the unexpected plenty of North American oil, gas and energy technology. The administration’s progress has been notable—especially in comparison with health care, immigration and foreign affairs.”

“The president’s highest priority is to reduce the carbon-dioxide emissions of existing electricity generating power plants. In June the Environmental Protection Agency released an unexpectedly thoughtful and well-supported plan setting specific goals for reducing emissions chosen from a menu of measures such as increased efficiency, emissions trading and fuel switching, mainly from coal to natural gas for electricity generation. The projected CO2 reductions—about 30% below 2005 levels by 2030—are reasonable and shouldn’t significantly increase industry or consumer costs.”

“Ironically, the EPA’s regulations for existing power plants are more realistic than those it has issued for new coal and natural gas plants. The agency has justified its rules for new plants by asserting that carbon sequestration—the capture and storage of CO2 in underground reservoirs—is an “adequately demonstrated control technology.” It certainly isn’t, and it’s also too expensive. But it likely doesn’t matter since no one is planning a new coal-fired electricity generating plant in the U.S. in the foreseeable future.”

Categories: Commentary

Comments (20)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

author

  1. Anonymous

    July 7, 2015
    9:25 a.m.

    Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all folks you actually recognize what you’re talking about! Bookmarked. Please additionally discuss with my web site =). We could have a hyperlink exchange agreement between us!

    http://www.sdorttuiiplmnr.com/

  2. Anonymous

    July 9, 2015
    5:09 a.m.

    My husband and i ended up being now relieved Albert could conclude his studies through your precious recommendations he obtained out of the site. It is now and again perplexing to simply find yourself giving for free tips a number of people have been selling. And now we remember we have the blog owner to be grateful to for that. All the illustrations you made, the straightforward blog navigation, the friendships you aid to foster – it’s got all terrific, and it’s making our son in addition to us believe that the issue is exciting, and that is tremendously pressing. Many thanks for all!

    http://eterna.stanford.edu/web/player/217192/

  3. Anonymous

    July 18, 2015
    4:21 a.m.

    Awsome blog! I am loving it!! Will be back later to read some more. I am bookmarking your feeds also.

    http://www.lyrical-lao.com/forum/discussion/251508/low-down-payment-auto-insurance-florida

  4. Anonymous

    July 19, 2015
    10:45 a.m.

    As I website possessor I believe the articles here is rattling superb, appreciate it for your efforts.

    http://www.sdorttuiiplmnr.com/

  5. Anonymous

    July 21, 2015
    5:02 a.m.

    We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our entire community will be grateful to you.

    http://lowcostautoquotes.com

  6. Anonymous

    July 25, 2015
    7:14 a.m.

    I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I’m hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming also. Actually your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own site now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a great example of it.

    http://www.sdorttuiiplmnr.com/

  7. Anonymous

    July 25, 2015
    9:29 p.m.

    obviously like your web-site however you have to take a look at the spelling on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I in finding it very bothersome to inform the reality nevertheless I’ll definitely come back again.

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/1166915

  8. Anonymous

    July 31, 2015
    12:44 p.m.

    I do love the manner in which you have presented this concern plus it does supply us some fodder for thought. However, from just what I have witnessed, I really wish as the feedback pack on that people keep on issue and in no way get started upon a soap box regarding some other news of the day. All the same, thank you for this exceptional point and while I can not really agree with it in totality, I respect your perspective.

    http://hotel-guitar.pl

  9. Anonymous

    Aug. 2, 2015
    9:22 a.m.

    naturally like your web-site but you have to test the spelling on several of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very bothersome to inform the truth nevertheless I’ll definitely come back again.

    http://www.consultdustry.com

  10. Anonymous

    Aug. 6, 2015
    9:04 a.m.

    I was suggested this website by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my difficulty. You’re incredible! Thanks!

    http://quotesautoinsurance.org/compare-auto-insurance-rates-by-zip-code.html

  11. Anonymous

    Aug. 7, 2015
    3:51 a.m.

    Very interesting info !Perfect just what I was searching for! “Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion by maintained by it.” by Germaine Greer.

    http://www.sdorttuiiplmnr.com/

  12. Anonymous

    Aug. 7, 2015
    4:52 a.m.

    I do agree with all the ideas you have presented in your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are too short for beginners. Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

    http://topcheapinsurance.com

  13. Anonymous

    Aug. 9, 2015
    8:20 p.m.

    I think this is one of the most important information for me. And i am glad reading your article. But want to remark on few general things, The website style is wonderful, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers

    http://brookereviews.com/product/diabetes-destroyer-review-david-andrews-guaranteed-natural-treatment-with-super-fast-result/

  14. Anonymous

    Aug. 12, 2015
    5:20 p.m.

    I am glad to be one of many visitors on this great internet site (:, appreciate it for posting.

    http://topcheapinsurance.com/companies-insurance-united-states.html

  15. Anonymous

    Aug. 18, 2015
    2:03 a.m.

    I’m no longer sure the place you’re getting your information, however great topic. I needs to spend some time finding out much more or understanding more. Thank you for great info I used to be in search of this information for my mission.

    http://wendylederman.angelfire.com/index.html

  16. Anonymous

    Aug. 24, 2015
    9:20 a.m.

    Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful information particularly the last part :) I care for such info a lot. I was looking for this certain info for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

    http://quotesautoinsurance.org/primerica-insurance.html

  17. Anonymous

    Aug. 25, 2015
    11:23 a.m.

    I just could not depart your website prior to suggesting that I really loved the usual information a person supply in your guests? Is gonna be back incessantly in order to investigate cross-check new posts

    http://m24-dla-mlodych.pl

  18. Anonymous

    Aug. 26, 2015
    2:44 a.m.

    I’ve been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this website. Thank you, I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your website?

    http://topcheapinsurance.com/travelers-home-and-auto-insurance.html

  19. Anonymous

    Aug. 29, 2015
    8:46 p.m.

    I like what you guys are up also. Such smart work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my website :).

    http://soup41thanh.blog.com

Sign In

Forgot password?

Or

Subscribe

Receive daily coverage of the people, politics and personality of Capitol Hill.

Subscription | Free Trial

Logging you in. One moment, please...