CANDIDATES SIDE-BY-SIDE: On Energy

Candidate Carbon Caps and Targets Fuel Efficiency Renewable Electricity Standard Efficiency Targets New Coal and Liquid Coal Plants PLAN: Double fuel efficiency standards NM RECORD: Has implemented (CAFE standards) to 50 75% reductions by 2050 for New mpg by 2020 (35 mpg by Mexico; PLAN: A cap and trade 2016). Unlike some other system will reduce emissions from proposals, this standard utilities and industry 20% by 2020, would applied to all 50% by 2030, and 80% by 2040 conventionally powered (90% by 2050). (non-electric) cars, SUV’s, and light trucks.

Bill Richardson

PLAN: Implement a 30% Renewable Portfolio Standard by 2020 (VERY aggressive because of cap and trade and electric vehicles), rising to 50% by 2040.

PLAN: Supports a 50% reduction in oil demand NM RECORD: He sets a high standard (potentially reducing imports by for all new electric generation and fuel 80% or more) and an 80% supply – not just coal plants. reduction in greenhouse as emissions by 2040.

Hillary Clinton

Supports the McCain-Lieberman bill: McCain-Lieberman bill; Reductions to 2000 levels by 2010, 15% reductions by 2020, 65% by 2050.

Supports 20% standard by 2020. (She said she would reduce Opposed 40 MPG in 2005; FEDERAL consumption 40% by supported 40 MPG in 2003 2020 in a speech to the National Press Club.)

Introduced a bill to set zero emmisions target for federal buildings by 2030. Has not specified an economy-wide target.

No Articulated Position

Chris Dodd

Supports Sanders-Boxer bill: 80% Supports 50 MPG reductions by 2050

Supports 20% standard by 2020

Supports 15% decrease in America's electricity consumption by 2018

New coal plants must capture and store carbon emmisions

John Edwards

Supports 15% reductions by 2020 Supports 40 MPG and 80% reductions by 2040

Supports 25% standard by 2025

Supports 15% decrease in America's electricity consumption by 2018

Supports ban on new coal plants unless compatible with capture and sequestration

Barack Obama

Supports the McCain-Lieberman bill: 65% by 2050

Supports 40 MPG

Supported 10% standard: no articulated position on 20% standard

General Support for efficiency, no target specified

Supports liquid coal if it meets a low carbon fuel standard

*Votes came from www.ontheissues.org/2008/candidates_name_energy_+_oil.htm

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CANDIDATES SIDE-BY-SIDE: On Energy
Candidate Kyoto Protocol and Emissions Oil Importation Efficiency & Fuel Economy ANWR Leasing Vote NM RECORD: $6M for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. State of State of NM 1/20/2004. He also NM RECORD: Has New Mexico on track PLAN: Supports reducing amount of oil offers specific incentives for the private to meet the Kyoto Protocol by 2050 and imported from 65% to 10% through market to develop and deploy plugin cars proposes 20% reduction for ulities and utilizing alternative fuels. - Nevada Debate that would no longer need nearly as much 30% for the transportation sector by 2020. 2/21/2007 petroleum. PLAN: He also would require all conventionally fueled vehicles (nonplugin) to meet a strict 50 mpg standard by 2020.

Bill Richardson

NM RECORD: Renew New Mexico: - NM generate 10% of its energy by 2010 through renewable sources. - NM be recognized as one of the top three states in wind energy production. - Encourage private businesses to create more power to sell back to the utilities. - Renewable government buildings and schools. richardsonforgovernor.com 10/15/2002

Hillary Clinton

Supports the ratification of Kyoto Treaty. 9/9/2000

Supports a 50% reduction of importation by 2025.

Will repeal tax breaks for oil companies. Will tax them to invest in renewable and clean energy if they do not spend the money themselves. Supports tax breaks for installing biofuel pumps at gas stations, buying hybrids, clean diesel and Voted to disallow oil leasing in ANWR other alternative vehicles, tax breaks for fleet owners to purchase more efficient vehicles, extending tax incentives for homeowners and businesses who will make their homes and businesses more energy-efficient. 50 MPG by 2017 in automobiles, not including trucks and SUV's.

Chris Dodd

Supports rejoining of the Kyoto Protocol

Eliminate mideast oil importation by 2015.

Voted to disallow oil leasing in ANWR

John Edwards

Supports rejoining of the Kyoto Protocol. Supports reducing greenhouse gas pollution 15% by 2020. Does not commit to keeping carbon concentrations below 450 ppm and suggests we share America's technologies with other nations that commit to reducing global warming.

Proposes that the US import 30% less oil by 2025, produce 65 billion gallons of ethanol per year and generate 25% our Proposes giving $1B/yr. to the auto electricity from renewable sources, and industry to modernize produce more than 2 billion fewer tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

Barack Obama

Proposes providing subsidies to Detroit for its health care programs – health care for Wants to establish a "National Low hybrids. But there is no program for Carbon Fuel Standard" which would bringing new vehicles to market, and the require all transportation fuels sold in the incentives are only for Detroit automakers, No articulated position on Kyoto. Supports U.S.contain 5 percent less carbon by not for others who could help create carbon-trading. His entire energy plan 2015 and 10 percent less carbon by 2020. competition, jobs and new products for offers few details and commitments. And expects this to drive the market to American energy markets. Main part of his discover the best ways to utilize ethanol, plan is a 50% refund on automakers etc. as fuel. investment in healthcare to use on renewable technology development. Tax credits for installing E85 pumps

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CANDIDATES SIDE-BY-SIDE: On Energy
Candidate Emergency oil relief 2005 Oil Dependency Reduction Bush Energy Plan Ban drilling in ANWR CAFE Standards

Bill Richardson

PLAN: Reduce oil dependence 50% by 2020 with new plug-in vehicles, 50 mpg conventional cars, 10% alternative fuels, and other measures for trucks, planes, ships, and trains.

PLAN: Double fuel efficien (CAFE standards) to 50 m mpg by 2016). Unlike som proposals, this standard w all conventionally powered cars, SUV’s, and light truc

Hillary Clinton

Voted YES for $3.1B for emergency oil Voted YES on reducing oil usage by assistance for hurricane-hit areas. In 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%) in 2005. 2005

Voted NO on Bush Administration Energy Policy.

Voted YES to ban drilling in ANWR.

Voted NO on terminating standards within 15 mon

Chris Dodd

Voted YES for $3.1B for emergency oil Voted YES on reducing oil usage by assistance for hurricane-hit areas. In 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%) in 2005. 2005

Voted YES on Bush Energy Policy on July 31, 2003

Voted YES to ban drilling in ANWR.

Voted NO on terminating standards within 15 mon

John Edwards

Voted YES on Bush Energy Policy on July 31, 2003

Voted NO to drilling in ANWR on national security grounds.

Voted NO on terminating standards within 15 mon

Barack Obama

Voted YES for $3.1B for emergency oil Voted YES on reducing oil usage by assistance for hurricane-hit areas. In 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%) in 2005. 2005

Voted YES to ban drilling in ANWR.

Proposes very low CAFE and led effort to get them

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