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CANDIDATES SIDE-BY-SIDE: On Energy

Candidate

Carbon Caps and Targets

Fuel Efficiency

Renewable Electricity Standard

Efficiency Targets

New Coal and Liquid Coal Plants

 

NM RECORD: Has implemented 75% reductions by 2050 for New Mexico; PLAN: A cap and trade system will reduce emissions from utilities and industry 20% by 2020, 50% by 2030, and 80% by 2040 (90% by 2050).

PLAN: Double fuel efficiency standards (CAFE standards) to 50 mpg by 2020 (35 mpg by 2016). Unlike some other proposals, this standard would applied to all conventionally powered (non-electric) cars, SUV’s, and light trucks.

PLAN: Implement a 30%

PLAN: Supports a 50% reduction in oil demand (potentially reducing imports by 80% or more) and an 80% reduction in greenhouse as emissions by 2040.

 

Renewable Portfolio Standard by

NM RECORD: He sets a high standard

Bill Richardson

2020

(VERY aggressive because

of cap and trade and electric vehicles), rising to 50% by 2040.

for all new electric generation and fuel supply – not just coal plants.

Hillary Clinton

Supports the McCain-Lieberman bill: McCain-Lieberman bill; Reductions to 2000 levels by

 

Supports 20% standard by 2020. (She said she would reduce FEDERAL consumption 40% by

Introduced a bill to set zero emmisions target for federal buildings by 2030. Has not

No Articulated Position

Opposed 40 MPG in 2005; supported 40 MPG in 2003

2020

in a speech to the National

2010, 15% reductions by 2020, 65% by 2050.

Press Club.)

specified an economy-wide target.

Chris Dodd

Supports Sanders-Boxer bill: 80% reductions by 2050

Supports 50 MPG

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 and 80% reductions by 2040

Supports 40 MPG

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

Bill Richardson

NM RECORD: Has New Mexico on track to meet the Kyoto Protocol by 2050 and proposes 20% reduction for ulities and 30% for the transportation sector by 2020.

PLAN: Supports reducing amount of oil imported from 65% to 10% through utilizing alternative fuels. - Nevada Debate

NM RECORD: $6M for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. - State of State of NM 1/20/2004. He also offers specific incentives for the private market to develop and deploy plugin cars that would no longer need nearly as much petroleum. PLAN: He also would require all conventionally fueled vehicles (non- plugin) to meet a strict 50 mpg standard by 2020.

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

2/21/2007

 

Supports the ratification of Kyoto Treaty.

 

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 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.

 

Hillary Clinton

9/9/2000

Supports a 50% reduction of importation by 2025.

Voted to disallow oil leasing in ANWR

Chris Dodd

Supports rejoining of the Kyoto Protocol

Eliminate mideast oil importation by 2015.

50 MPG by 2017 in automobiles, not including trucks and SUV's.

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 electricity from renewable sources, and produce more than 2 billion fewer tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

Proposes giving $1B/yr. to the auto industry to modernize

 

Barack Obama

No articulated position on Kyoto. Supports carbon-trading. His entire energy plan offers few details and commitments.

Wants to establish a "National Low Carbon Fuel Standard" which would require all transportation fuels sold in the U.S.contain 5 percent less carbon by 2015 and 10 percent less carbon by 2020. And expects this to drive the market to discover the best ways to utilize ethanol, etc. as fuel.

Proposes providing subsidies to Detroit for its health care programs – health care for hybrids. But there is no program for bringing new vehicles to market, and the incentives are only for Detroit automakers, not for others who could help create competition, jobs and new products for American energy markets. Main part of his plan is a 50% refund on automakers 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 efficie (CAFE standards) to 50 m mpg by 2016). Unlike som proposals, this standard w all conventionally powered cars, SUV’s, and light truc

 

Voted YES for $3.1B for emergency oil

       

Hillary Clinton

assistance for hurricane-hit areas. In

2005

Voted YES on reducing oil usage by

40% by 2025 (instead of 5%) in 2005.

Voted NO on Bush Administration Energy Policy.

Voted YES to ban drilling in ANWR.

Voted NO on terminating standards within 15 mon

 

Voted YES for $3.1B for emergency oil

Voted YES on reducing oil usage by

40% by 2025 (instead of 5%) in 2005.

Voted YES on Bush Energy Policy on July 31, 2003

 

Voted NO on terminating standards within 15 mon

Chris Dodd

assistance for hurricane-hit areas. In

2005

Voted YES to ban drilling in ANWR.

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

 

Voted YES for $3.1B for emergency oil

       

Barack Obama

assistance for hurricane-hit areas. In

2005

Voted YES on reducing oil usage by

40% by 2025 (instead of 5%) in 2005.

Voted YES to ban drilling in ANWR.

Proposes very low CAF and led effort to get the

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