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102George Shultz is an electric-car-driving, solar-panel-rockin' Reagan Republican

In the hyperbolic political atmosphere of America today, left-leaning liberals are seen as tofu-eating, Toyota Prius-driving communists, while right-leaning conservatives are depicted as gun-toting, pickup-driving patriots. Thankfully, the real world is a lot more diverse than those caricatures.

473Obama's proposed budget calls for upping plug-in vehicle tax credit to $10,000

As a candidate, Barack Obama promised to try and get a million plug-in vehicles on U.S. roads by 2015. In his State of the Union address in 2011, he repeated that number and proposed turning the $7,500 tax credit into a point-of-purchase rebate. That hasn't yet happened, but in the President's proposed budget that was released this week, Obama took another stab at promoting plug-ins: upping the maximum credit to $10,000.

111Obama's proposed budget calls for upping plug-in vehicle tax credit to $10,000

As a candidate, Barack Obama promised to try and get a million plug-in vehicles on U.S. roads by 2015. In his State of the Union address in 2011, he repeated that number and proposed turning the $7,500 tax credit into a point-of-purchase rebate. That hasn't yet happened, but in the President's proposed budget that was released this week, Obama took another stab at promoting plug-ins: upping the maximum credit to $10,000. To go along with pushing PHEVs, the budget calls for cutting more subsidies

28MIT: fundamental changes needed in energy policy

We "desperately need innovation in energy technologies." "Fundamental changes are needed in the U.S. energy-innovation system." "We face a very big innovation challenge over the next few decades, bigger than most people recognize."

47Mitt Romney ready to exploit all U.S. energy reserves; Rick Perry still climate change skeptic

As the Republican primary slowly heats up, the leading candidates are starting to define their energy plans they would implement if they are elected. At last night's debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry made his position clear: global warming is a crock (never mind the National Academy of Sciences, which said last year, "Climate change is occurring, is very likely caused primarily by human activities, and poses significant risks to humans and the environment."). Given Perry's standing at the top of

17Shell VP says global CO2 policy is a necessity

A global CO2 emissions policy is "urgently needed" if the world is to avoid political issues in the future, according to Shell.

9DOE might go looking for "unconventional fossil energy"

This is a post for all the faithful readers of ABG who work the comment section of each post like a rented mule. We suggest you head over to the Department of Energy's website and let them know what you think. After all, they're asking for it.

AddTaking an in-depth look at the Obama energy proposals including a VC fund

Now that Sen. Barack Obama has been officially anointed as the Democratic Party's choice to head the ticket in November, it's perhaps time to take a closer look at some of his policies as they relate to the subject matter of this blog. Over at Green Fuels Forecast, they have a pretty thorough run-down on what Obama is promising and some of how he proposes to pay for it. Contrary to the sound-bites you here on the typical mainstream media news report, both candidates actually have relatively deta

AddHow Good Are You . . . at Squandering?

Squandering is roughly defined as . . extravagantly or wastefully using resources (money, time, etc.)

7Toyota hybrid production could hit 1 million units within next decade

As automakers blitz Washington with their answers to the U.S. dependency on increasingly expensive foreign oil, it was Toyota's turn to step up to the plate Wednesday. Speaking to the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, Toyota's advanced technology manager, William Reinert, focused on his company's hybrid solution, saying its annual production of hybrids could pass the one million mark within the next decade.

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