Slower, Costlier and Dirtier
A Critique of the Bush Energy Plan
Tale of the Tape
Comparing President Bush's Energy Plan and NRDC's Plan
Bush administration officials have been claiming in recent days that their energy plan has a lot in common with those prepared by environmentalists. Sounds like fuzzy math to us. Here's how the Bush plan stacks up against the plan as NRDC outlined in our February report, "A Responsible Energy Policy for the 21st Century."
|Policy||Bush plan||NRDC plan|
|Subsidize coal industry||supports||opposes|
|Drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge||supports||opposes|
|Drill in other sensitive areas||study/supports||opposes|
|Reduce royalties for offshore drilling||study/supports||opposes|
|Interfere with Clean Air Act enforcement||study/supports||opposes|
|Improve energy efficiency of buildings||missing||supports|
|Improve appliance efficiency standards||oppose/study||supports|
|Improve vehicle fuel efficiency||study||supports|
|Subsidize nuclear power industry||supports||opposes|
|Reprocess nuclear fuel||study/supports||opposes|
|Cap CO2 emissions||opposes||supports|
|Funding for energy efficiency R&D||cuts||increases|
|Funding for renewable energy R&D||cuts||increases|
|Ties renewables funding to Arctic drilling||supports||opposes|
|Public benefits fund for efficiency||missing||supports|
|Renewable energy portfolio standard||missing||supports|
|Standards for distributed generation||missing||supports|
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