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hollandmarigoldOil and Offshore

Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Program

&
Candidate




Cap’n
Trade

and Emissions

Implement an economy
-
wide cap
-
and
-
trade program to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions 80
percent by 2050.

Urge each country to develop its
own national goals and plans to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Implement a cap
-
and
-
trade program to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions 60
percent below 1990 levels by 2050


Fossil Fuels:
carbonosauros
rex?


Offshore
Drilling

Supports offshore drilling in areas
already open to leasing
;


Promote the Responsible
Domestic Production of Oil and
Natural Gas;


Develop and Deploy Clean Coal
Technology;


Prioritize the Construction of the
Alaska Natural Gas Pipelin
e

Plan to dedicate with the private
sector nearly $1 billion to clean
coal
research and development;


Worked with Congress to make
available more than $40 billion in
loan guarantees to support
investments that will avoid, reduce,
or sequester greenhouse
gas
emissions or air pollutants

Permit “banking” and “borrowing” of
permits so that emission reductions
may be accelerated or deferred to more
economically efficient periods.


Supports offshore drilling in all
available areas.

Renewable
Resources

Invest $
150 billion over 10 years
in advanced energy technologies;


Supports federal subsidies for
ethanol production.


Generally in favor of new nuclear
plants if disposal and safety
Incentives for wind and solar energy
have helped to more
than quadruple
their use;


Helping States achieve their goals for
increasing renewable power and
building code efficiency by sharing
new technologi
es and providing tax
Use auctioned emission permits
proceeds to (1) reduce impacts on
low
-
income American families, (2) to fund
research challenges ranging from
carbon capture and sequestration, to
nuclear power, to battery
development, and (3) to provide
financial backing for a Green
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concerns are met.

incentives;



Innovation Financing and Transfer
(GIFT) to facilitate c
ommercialization.

Generally not in favor of ethanol
production.


Wants to create 45 new nuclear power
plants

Vroom!

Automotive
Transportation

Increase Fuel Economy Standards
;
Get 1 Million Plug
-
In Hybrid Cars
on the Road by 2015.


Worked with Congress to
pass
legislation specifying a new fuel
economy standard of 35 mpg by
2020 and requiring fuel producers to
supply at least 36 billion gallons of
renewable fuel by 2022.

Supports tougher automotive fuel
standards.

Housing

Weatherize One Million Homes
Annual
ly
.

Mandated new objectives for the
coming decade to increase the
efficiency of lighting and appliances.


International
Agreement
s

Would have supported the Kyoto
Protocol.

Did not sign the Kyoto Protocol;


Participated in the 2008 Bali Climate
Conference
but drew back from
specific emission
-
reduction targets.

Actively Engaging to Lead UN
Negotiations and providing incentives
for rapid participation by India and
China, while negotiating an agreement
with each.


Pushing America to lead in
Innovation, Capture

the Market on
Low
-
Carbon Energy Production, and
Export to Developing Countries


Including Government Incentives and
Partnerships for Sales of Clean Tech to
Developing Countries.

Other

Regulate CAFOs (Concentr
ated
Animal Feeding Operations);

Urges energy policies be made by
elected representatives, not

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Create Gree
n Jobs Corps for
disconnected and disadvantaged
youth.

unelected regulators and judges.