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October 2, 2008

How to Talk About Politics You Don't Really Understand

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Energy & Environment

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Energy & Environment:
How do we lower emissions and combat global warming while keeping energy costs out of the stratosphere?

Favors giving away federal permits that cap the carbon emissions a company can produce; supports domestic drilling; wants to build a whole mess of nuclear plants.

Would auction off permits that limit carbon emissions to companies; he's hedging on domestic drilling and supports subsidies for dubious corn ethanol production.

"You know, in New Zealand, where sheep outnumber people 10 to 1, over half of greenhouse gases come from the country's 50 million livestock. If only they could harness all that methane . . . could you pass the bean dip?"

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