Matt points to an interesting analysis of Bush’s energy speech from last night, by Michael O’Hare. I’m not sure I agree with every detail, but it’s hard to argue with the conclusion:

The energy policy of the Bush administration is to assure that its political base, namely the firms who know how to make money selling the fossil fuels we mostly use now, can go on doing so as long as possible. The political policy of the administration is to spend just enough nickels and dimes on real and fake alternatives to oil and coal to hide the policy. The implementation of these politics is an insult to citizens. And both the politics and the policy constitute an injury to future generations.