Bush-to-China Call for Energy Independence

Here is a fantastic must read article entitle “Energy policy should be Bush’s top priority” by Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, where he calls upon the President to undertake energy independence as the hallmark issue for the rest of his time in office. He argues this would save the administration while addressing a whole range of problems ranging from national security to climate change to economic opportunity. This is an important opinion piece that clearly identifies the most pressing issue of our time as well as the solution. Here are excerpts:
“If Bush wants to make anything of his second term, he’ll have to do his own Nixon-to-China turnaround, reframe the debate and recast the priorities of his presidency… And what should be the centerpiece of a policy of American renewal is blindingly obvious: making a quest for energy independence the moon shot of our generation… The president should have done that on the morning of Sept. 12, 2001. The country was ready. But the president whiffed. Katrina

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  1. Neal says:

    I like this stream of thought.
    My take in short: our energy policy needs to be built in twin modes: increased conservation and improved supply situation. Just like any business would do.
    My long take, see my blog:
    http://www.cleantechblog.com/2005/09/what-to-do-about-oil-problem_16.html

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