The American presidential election and energy politics

Posted on June 24, 2008

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The USA, 5 percent of the world’s population, uses 25% of the world’s energy. What happens in the USA is decisive for the rest of the world regardless of what we may think. There is nothing that suggests that we will have lower oil prices in the lead up to the American presidential election and that means that the question of energy will be influential. Let’s try to gather information about the different presidential candidates’ viewpoints on the future of energy supply. Obama has just spoken out and expressed the following viewpoints:

“What Washington has done is what Washington always does — it’s peddled false promises, irresponsible policy and cheap gimmicks that might get politicians through the next election but won’t lead America toward the next generation of renewable energy,”

McCain’s latest move seems to be a competition for the best battery and the winner will get US$300 million.

If you hear other interesting pronouncements please send them to me

(Swedish)
USA, 5 procent av världens befolkning, använder 25 procent av den globala energin. Vad som händer i USA är avgörande för övriga världen oavsett vad vi tycker om det. Det finns inget som tyder på att vi kommer att ha lägre kostnader för olja fram till det amerikanska presidentvalet och det betyder att energifrågan kommer att bli betydelsefull i valet. Låt oss försöka samla information om de olika presidentkandidaternas åsikter om framtidens energiförsörjning. Obama har just uttalat sig och framförde följande åsikter:

“What Washington has done is what Washington always does — it’s peddled false promises, irresponsible policy and cheap gimmicks that might get politicians through the next election but won’t lead America toward the next generation of renewable energy,”

McCains senaste utspel tycks vara en pristävling om bästa batteri och vinnaren skall få 300 miljoner dollar.

Har ni andra intressanta uttalanden är ni välkomna med dem.

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