Obambam’s energy policy cannot be laid out more clear, escalate oil prices so the American people start screaming for alternative sources of energy. You know, the tried and true sources that the taxpayer has paid out billions for, algae, ethanol, electric cars, wind, solar, blah, blah, blah. What the American people need to do is vote his candy ass out of office this November. I wish it could be sooner.
Oh, you can dump the EPA while you are at it.
We agree there is great suffering when the price of gasoline increases in the United States, and so we are very concerned about this,” said Chu, speaking to the House Appropriations energy and water subcommittee. “As I have repeatedly said, in the Department of Energy, what we’re trying to do is diversify our energy supply for transportation so that we have cost-effective means.”
He also touted natural gas as “great” and said DOE is researching how to reduce the cost of compressed natural gas tanks for vehicles.
High gasoline prices will make research into such alternatives more urgent, Chu said.
“But is the overall goal to get our price” of gasoline down, asked Nunnelee.
“No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy,” Chu replied. “We think that if you consider all these energy policies, including energy efficiency, we think that we can go a long way to becoming less dependent on oil and [diversifying] our supply and we’ll help the American economy and the American consumers.”