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?