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Barack Obama's Energy Program PDF Print E-mail

Please carefully examine each candidates position on energy policy. Check their voting record and absences on key renewable energy bills.

I want you to reach your own conclusions.

The conclusions that I have reached after careful examination seem obvious, but I choose not to editorialize here. Call me or come by the store to see what I really think. Paul (the owner)

Obamas comprehensive New Energy for America plan will:

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  • Provide short-term relief to American families facing pain at the pump
  • Help create five million new jobs by strategically investing $150 billion over the next ten years to catalyze private efforts to build a clean energy future.
  • Within 10 years save more oil than we currently import from the Middle East and Venezuela combined.
  • 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.
  • Ensure 10 percent of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012, and 25 percent by 2025.
  • Implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.


Provide Short-term Relief to American Families

Enact a Windfall Profits Tax to Provide a $1,000 Emergency Energy Rebate to American Families.
Crack Down on Excessive Energy Speculation.
Swap Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Cut Prices.

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Eliminate Our Need for Middle Eastern and Venezuelan Oil within 10 Years

Increase Fuel Economy Standards.
Get 1 Million Plug-In Hybrid Cars on the Road by 2015.
Create a New $7,000 Tax Credit for Purchasing Advanced Vehicles.
Establish a National Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
A Use it or Lose It Approach to Existing Oil and Gas Leases.
Promote the Responsible Domestic Production of Oil and Natural Gas.

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Create Millions of New Green Jobs

Ensure 10 percent of Our Electricity Comes from Renewable Sources by 2012, and 25 percent by 2025.
Deploy the Cheapest, Cleanest, Fastest Energy Source Energy Efficiency.
Weatherize One Million Homes Annually.
Develop and Deploy Clean Coal Technology.
Prioritize the Construction of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline.

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Reduce our Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80 Percent by 2050

Implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.
Make the U.S. a Leader on Climate Change.

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(PDF)Read the full version of Barack Obama's New Energy for America plan

(PDF)Barack's environmental plan

Barack's plan to crack down on excessive energy speculation

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