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Edwards, Obama, Richardson and Clinton on Energy

Alternative Energy Action Network – August 2, 2007

This is a compilation of various global warming positions and suggestions from 4 US presidential candidates on global warming. I wish that the author had done this much work on the other 14 declared candidates for either the Democratic or Republican ticket but that does not diminish the good work that he did!

Another site keeps track of positions of all 18 candidates and their position on a variety of issues, so you may want to check it out as well at Candidate Positions and its treatment of global warming.  The difference is that the Alternative Energy Action Network appears to go into much greater detail on a variety of sub-issues.

I don’t want to put the entire table here in this post so I will only include the first few rows.  Please take a look at the original article so that you can see the entire coverage (I am confident that it will be interesting to you).

Energy policy area Edwards Obama Richardson Clinton
Plan detail level Medium Low High Low
CO2 reduction goal 15% by 2020, 80% by 2050 80% by 2050 20% by 2020, 80% by 2040, 90% by 2050 No policy
Post-Kyoto Yes: binding greenhouse reductions in trade agreements After we take first step; help developing countries with our technology Mandatory world-wide limits, help finance leapfrogging in developing countries No policy

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