McCain outlines priorities for first term; climate and energy make the cut
John McCain is in Ohio today, where he gave a speech this morning about what he plans to accomplish by 2013. Progress on climate and energy is part of his vision for a better world at the end of his first term:
The United States is well on the way to independence from foreign sources of oil — progress that has not only begun to alleviate the environmental threat posed from climate change, but has greatly improved our security as well. A cap-and-trade system has been implemented, spurring great innovation in the development of green technologies and alternative energy sources. Clean-coal technology has advanced considerably with federal assistance. Construction has begun on 20 new nuclear reactors thanks to improved incentives and a streamlined regulatory process.
Note that the only two “alternative energy sources” he mentions — coal and nuclear — aren’t really “alternative.” Nothing said about wind, solar, geothermal, tidal power, biofuels, plug-in hybrids, energy efficiency …
He’s got a new web video ad on the same theme: “2013.” At least it features wind turbines. Watch below the fold: