Opinion: A vote for an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy
The following op-ed by AWEA CEO Denise Bode appeared yesterday in Politico.
The results of the 2012 elections represent a paradigm shift in U.S. energy policy.
As the 18th-century English diarist Samuel Johnson said, “the prospect of a hanging concentrates the mind wonderfully.” In the energy field, it was the oil shocks of the 1970s that first focused our attention on the peril of banking our future on fossil fuels alone.
Since then, policy makers, industry leaders and consumers have accelerated development of all energy sources, such as wind power, that help reduce our dependence on foreign energy, create new jobs that can’t be outsourced, ...