US needs election before new round of energy legislation

12/26/2011
The US needs an election before the next round of energy legislation. Congress, with its consumption mandates and production subsidies, has done enough damage already. Alas, Senate Democrats are reported to be meeting with the aim of taking up an energy bill next year. According to the New York securities firm Bradley Woods & Co., leaders of important Senate committees have been discussing an energy project of this type. That the effort would have to be bipartisan is comforting. Democrats don't control enough seats to end a filibuster. And one idea thought to be under discussion is harmless: incentives to increase the energy efficiency of buildings and manufacturing. Another idea, tho...
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