posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 07:20 PM
reply to post by Loki
I disagree about obama's energy plan.
Obama’s comprehensive New Energy for America plan will:
• Provide short‐term relief to American families facing pain at the pump
This was the Democrats 2006 common sense plan we have yet to see.
Ensure 10 percent of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012, and 25 percent by 2025
mission is already accomplished
Renewable resources (solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass, and waste) currently provide nearly 12 percent of the Nation's electricity
• Within 10 years save more oil than we currently import from the Middle East and Venezuela combined
Where are the details on how to achieve this? Combined we get about 34% of our oil from these places.
Help create five million new jobs by strategically investing $150 billion over the next ten years to catalyze private efforts to build a clean
Lets see not very detailed but we will go with it.
He is talking about 500K jobs a year. The question is are they really new and if it is a good estimate. Any jobs created will be filled with workers
whose jobs have been eliminated due to the clean energy future. If you work in a polluting factory, how long will it be before automated technology
comes in to create a cleaner environment? What do you think will happen to the workers?
• Put 1 million Plug‐In Hybrid cars – cars that can get up to 150 miles per gallon – on the road by 2015, cars that we will work to
make sure are built here in America
This is a good idea. The only worries I have is the infrastructure to sustain these vehicles and the effect this will have on rising electricity
costs. I am also kind of skeptical about the built in America thing. But it is a good idea.
Barack Obama will require oil companies to take a reasonable share of their record‐breaking windfall profits and use it to provide direct
relief worth $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a married couple.
Bad idea for consumers to pay for their own rebate. Oil companies make money off consumers which lead to profits. If you tax the profits the consumers
pay in form of higher taxes.
here's another reason against this
Barack Obama has a comprehensive energy plan
If you agree that this plan is comprehensive, I must be missing pages.
It is very vague, lacks a lot of detail, and has numbers that seemed to be pulled out of the air.