Obama, Romney split on energy policy
In the presidential debate about domestic issues, Romney hit Obama on giving $90 million in tax breaks to wind and solar power projects. Many of them failed, the Republican said, telling Obama, "You pick losers."
"This is not the kind of policy you want to have if you want to get America energy-secure," Romney added.
October 8, 2012
by Don Davis
ST. PAUL - Republican Mitt Romney makes it clear that he is a friend of coal and oil as he campaigns for president.
In his re-election effort, Democratic President Barack Obama often promotes new energy sources such as renewable fuels (including ethanol and biodiesel) and electric producers like wind and solar.
In one of the few rural issues they discuss while campaigning, Obama and Romney show a definite split on energy policy. It boils down to traditional fossil fuels vs. new energy sources and light regulation vs. tight regulation.
Professor David Flynn of the University of North Dakota summarized the candidates' differences: "One... [continue via Web link]