Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Vilsack Unveils Energy Plan

Tom Vilsack has unveiled a major energy plan which includes an aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 75% by the year 2050. Vilsack was speaking in San Francisco to the Commonwealth Club last night.

In his speech, Vilsack said that energy security was the single biggest issue facing America today.

The Vilsack plan would also cap carbon dioxide emissions, force new power plants to be carbon free by 2020 and provide tax incentives for the production of ethanol.

Interestingly, Vilsack has also pledged to make his Presidential campaign the first in history to be "Carbon Neutral". The campaign will monitor Vilsack's travel, the energy used in his offices and other activities, then donate funds to a company that invests in renewable fuels.

Good to see. One wonders if other candidates might take up the same scheme.