This one isn’t much of a shock- not one single leading GOP presidential candidate is taking renewable energy seriously. Romney and Huckabee threw out a few weak “we need to get off foreign oil” in one of the recent debates, but otherwise not a mention of the importance solar, wind, geothermal, and efficiency needs to have in a serious energy policy.
The Republicans are digging their own grave with their fear based blindness to renewable energy. Here’s what the SmartPower Blog has to say about the whole thing…
When it comes to doing something about our reliance on greenhouse- gas producing fossil fuels, we didn’t hear much from the Republican Presidential candidates on Sunday during their debate in Iowa. The closest we got was a couple of “end our dependence on foreign oil” comments from Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. As SmartPower President Brian Keane put it, ““It is truly unacceptable that none of these candidates offered any plans for energy independence or even recognized the fact that the American public is concerned about global warming and climate change.”
When you lay out all the presidential candidates, Democratic and Republican, it becomes clear that, in general, it’s the Ds who are talking about moving to clean energy and doing something about climate change while the Rs are doing their best to avoid the issue.