Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Richardson to Unveil Energy Proposals

Days Until Bush Leaves Office = 614

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will make what his campaign is touting as a "major policy address" on energy tomorrow in a speech to the New America Foundation at the Washington Hilton in D.C.

Since one of Richardson's past jobs was Secretary of Energy in the Clinton administration, his proposals should be interesting. At a speech in Des Moines last month, Richardson proposed a 10-year "Apollo program" to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy; one feature of the plan would be a 40 mpg target for automobiles, which Richardson said would in itself completely eliminate the need to import oil from abroad. We'll see what he has to add to that tomorrow.

I'll also be on a conference call with Richardson following the speech, so check back for updates after noontime tomorrow.


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