"Sizing Up Romney and Obama Energy Plans"

"What do the energy and environment policies of President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney bode for the country?"

"On the campaign trail, Obama and Romney have been seeking to differentiate themselves on areas of energy policy, especially coal and wind power. Obama underscores the economic importance of creating--and sustaining--jobs in clean-energy industries, while Romney charges that Obama is picking winners and losers by subsidizing different industries and maintains that the government should, by and large, stay out of the business of backing certain energy technologies. Obama insists he supports coal as long as it's produced in cleaner way than it is right now, while Romney--who once held a position on coal similar to Obama's--now blames the president for job losses in the coal industry. Meanwhile, neither one of them talks much about environmental regulations or global warming. "

Amy Harder reports for National Journal August 20, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"The Backwards, Inside-Out Politics of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, and Coal" (Grist)

"Paul Ryan’s Food and Agriculture Track Record: Neither ‘Refreshing’ Nor ‘Bold’" (Grist)

"Ryan is a climate change believer but is open to attacks on his energy record" (ClimateWire)

"Report: Ryan Asked Obama Administration for Stimulus Dollars" (E2 Wire/The Hill)

"Paul Ryan's Environmental Record" (Mother Nature Network)

"Ryan Energy Views Seen Easing Conservatives’ Worries" (Bloomberg)

"Paul Ryan's Ecopolitics" (Examiner)

"Paul Ryan’s Environmental Record: Oil Profits Ahead of Green Innovation" (Revmodo)
 

Source: National Journal, 08/21/2012