I rarely agree with President Obama, and Governor Romney remains my choice for president on other grounds. However, my fellow Republicans should concede that the president made the right call in January when he postponed granting a permit to build the pipeline.
Mr. Obama is using flimsy and misleading numbers to justify his anti-oil and gas energy policy, and his mega-billion dollar subsidies for "green energy" and "green jobs." So perhaps it's time for him to pivot to another basic necessity, like chocolate.
The U.S. consumes about 6.5 billion barrels of oil a year. About 60 percent of it is imported. Getting rid of these imports would have had the same impact in 2010 as a $300 billion dollar tax cut on American consumers and the American economy.
Last October, Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu promised that by the end of this spring, the White House would have solar panels on its rooftop as well as a solar water heater installed. Would it surprise you to learn that this has not happened yet?
Any expectations that ever-increasing supplies of energy will meet demand are destined to be disappointed. Instead, recurring shortages, rising prices, and mounting discontent are likely to be the thematic drumbeat of the globe's energy future.
Right now, the United States has an addiction to foreign oil -- an addiction that is not only crippling our economy, but is also funneling hundreds of billions of dollars to foreign governments and corporations.
No one will replace Bob Herbert at the Times, and that is our great loss, for his kind of journalism is a rarity. But, we will be watching and waiting to see what this journalists' journalist -- and our friend -- comes up with.
The U.S. energy debate is distorted with talk about the future. t's about clean technologies and tackling climate change. It's about investment in energy efficiency and in bio-fuels. But the way we use energy is still mired in oil.
The nominees for the Zayed Future Energy Prize won't solve the world's dependence on polluting and limited fossil fuels alone, but at least they are focused on innovative ways that all of us must learn from to make the world more sustainable.
Democrats in the House spent the past two years fighting to forge a real, long-term plan for energy independence. Unfortunately, Republicans in the Senate killed every attempt to move forward. This is not acceptable.
Young people may be more cynical this election cycle, but they are also even more experienced. If candidates treat them like the sophisticated, energized voting bloc they truly are and address their issues, they will deliver.