It has been a while since I posted due to a whirlwind tour of Europe and the east coast these past few weeks. My itinerary included a number of random stops including Transylvania, Romania. I was amazed to find that even in the far reaches of Romania there were energy saving measures all around, particularly in the hotels and public spaces.
Archive for May, 2008
We are in the political season, and that means public policy debates are front and center in the media, in Washington, and on the campaign trail. While we are used to partisan disagreement on debates around climate change and energy policy, and for that matter most issues, I must say it is a bit disappointing to see the Presidential candidates politicize these issues as has happened in recent weeks. I’m speaking about the recent calls by Senators McCain and Clinton for a national gas tax “holiday” this summer. This proposal speaks directly to what is wrong with our approach to national energy policy, and our government’s response to climate change.