Domestic Energy Supply 204154-2 : C-SPAN Video Library, Created by Cable. Offered as a Public Service.
Did anyone see MoJo in the national governors association, natural resources committee, and energy policy initiative having their open hearings?
Some things you might be glad to hear;
He wants the federal gov't to sponsor guidelines and incentives, an idea echoed by all governors. Most governors agreed that states like West Virginia having to burden the cost of big changes alone in infrastructure was nutso. (<-- that's a low tech term for whackadoo)
There appears to be a consensus that coal operations needs to be modified (with gasification process) not abandoned. Manchin and Pa governor were backed up by big corps like GE in that assertion in a subsequent meeting with commercial providers represented.
The state level of governments and commerce seem to be marshalling efforts to get federal gov'ts head out of its butt. Looks like they're going to put pressure on Feds and/or our new president in 2009 for comprehensive plans.
One thing I did notice was that MoJo was only talking coal and gas, no mention of wind or geothermal or PV, despite the collective hearings emphasizing that broader diversity in energy capture was best for all.
Do you think his roots in coal are too deep to consider anything outside his box?