Kenneth P. Green and Elizabeth DeMeo | August 23, 2012, 1:29 pm
The day after we published an article comparing the energy platforms of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, the Romney/Ryan ticket chose to come out with a formal energy plan.*
The Romney-Ryan plan largely conforms to our recent analysis, as it takes a North American focus, focuses on preserving and increasing reliance on market forces with regard to energy production, and generally moves away from the Obama model of federalizing energy policy.
Here’s the summary of the Romney-Ryan plan:
A crucial component of Mitt Romney’s Plan for a Stronger Middle Class is to dramatically increase domestic energy production and partner closely with Canada and Mexico to achieve North American energy independence by 2020. While President Obama has described his own energy policy as a “hodgepodge,” sent billions of taxpayer dollars to green energy projects run by political cronies, rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline as not in “the national interest,” and sought repeatedly to stall development of America’s domestic resources,Romney’s path forward would establish America as an energy superpower in the 21st century.