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City of Brass

City of Brass

in which I agree with Sarah Palin

Hey, this is good stuff from Palin:

“In the worst cases, some of the world’s most oil-rich nations are also
the most oppressive societies. And whether we like it or not, the money
we pay for their oil only makes them more powerful and more oppressive.
Oil wealth allows undemocratic governments to crush dissent and to
subjugate women. Other regimes use it to finance terrorists around the
world and criminal syndicates in our own hemisphere.”

Right on. However, the truth of the above has absolutely nothing to do with drilling in Alaska and everything to do with weaning ourselves from fossil fuels. Which is why Obama’s energy plan makes more sense to me:

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  • 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.

The full plan is detailed here (PDF)  and it’s a lot more detailed and  comprehensive than McCain’s plan – the latter puts a lot of emphasis on market-oriented solutions as expected, which are not convincing to me at all. The primary incentive of any corporation will always be profit, so to get the energy sector to do the needful, we have to force them rather than entice them.

(via POMED)

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