New energy legislation in Congress debates various terrible solutions
This piece in the NYT is pretty depressing. It’s about the main battles around the upcoming energy legislation. Here are the points of contention:
- Ethanol subsidies
- Coal and nuclear subsidies
- CAFE standards
On pretty much all these issues, it’s Big Money lobby vs. Big Money lobby, and every one of them is a distraction — no help at best, a hindrance at worst. Where’s the Big Efficiency lobby when you need it?