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September 21, 2005

Time for a National Alternative Energy Policy

Hold on to your wallets!  Prices at the pumps will be going up, more so in other parts of the country than here, but we will feel it as well.  Darksyde has a diary up at DailyKos about the horrendous impact that this new hurricane, Rita, is likely to have on gas and oil prices.  He also says that we are about 10 years into a 25-30 year cycle of high hurricanes in the gulf region.  It's a good read for those of you who like the details.

Then he says the obvious: it's time for some of our national Democratic leaders to get out in front with an energy policy for these times.  Here's the last paragraph:

It seems to us an excellent plank in the campaign of any forward looking politician would be alternative energy/fuels. I don't care if it's fusion research or solar or wind or just plain old conservation and improved design on existing technology. The first credible national contender who comes up with a bold JFK 'moonrocket type speech' calling for a national crash course on alternative energy sources -- and sounds like they mean it--is probably going to get ahead of the pack. Because there's going to be some real pain at the gas pump even if Rita disintegrates. That would be an asset and a gold star on any politicians platform, although given Bush's track record on words Vs deeds I doubt it will do him much good. It would be a damn fine idea imo for a dem leader wannabe to start thinking about it; the only question is, will any of them take that open invitation and start leading?

 

Posted by Lynn Allen on September 21, 2005 at 09:37 AM in National and International Politics | Permalink

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I have said it before and I will say it again. Congressman Jay Inslee has a posse and a kick ass New Apollo Energy play ( http://www.jayinslee.com/index.php?page=display&id;=7 )that will move us off the oil economy, revitalize our manufacturing base and protect our economy. When we take back the House we can pass this bad boy and stop this petrol fueled madness.

Jacob Metcalf
Young Democrats of Washington State Technology Director.

Posted by: Jacob Metcalf | Sep 21, 2005 9:54:43 AM

Jay Inslee has been in front of this issue for several years now. He also started a PAC to help OTHER alternative energy candidates get elected. Its a good site and Jay is a fantastic rep for this state. Check out the PAC site and let's try to help him: www.apollopac.com

Posted by: Adam | Sep 26, 2005 12:05:47 PM

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