Obama on Energy Policy

Barack ObamaWords: Obama supports raising CAFE standards as well as more investment in hybrids and greater ethanol production. He also advocates conservation and the development of alternative fuels, including further exploration of nuclear power. “We can save our economy, our environment, and stop funding both sides of the war on terror if we actually get serious about doing something about energy.”

Actions: Obama voted FOR banning drilling in ANWR (2005), FOR reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (2005), FOR factoring global warming into federal project planning (2007), FOR making oil-producing and -exporting cartels illegal (2007), and FOR removing oil and gas exploration subsidies (2007). The Campaign for America’s Future has given Obama a rating of 100%.

UPDATE: Sen. Barack Obama answers a question on nuclear energy in Iowa.