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The Huffington Post reports that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is seeking a single, comprehensive energy bill that establishes a strategy for deriving energy independence and fighting climate change. She is quoted as saying “I would like to see one bill, which is the energy bill, with the cap and trade and the grid piece.”
Her desire for a unified approach to energy and climate is understandable. After all, the way we use energy that has led to most of the human contribution to carbon in the atmosphere. In addition, it is hard to deny that if there is a national energy policy, it consists of a series of not-always-consistent initiatives. The vision is that a comprehensive energy package can deliver a unified approach to our energy and environmental challenges. Read the rest of this entry »