Tuesday, February 21, 2006

"Startling" Energy plans

Out touting his new energy plan, President Bush said, ""Our nation is on the threshold of new energy technology that I think will startle the American people. We're on the edge of some amazing breakthroughs — breakthroughs all aimed at enhancing our national security and our economic security and the quality of life of the folks who live here in the United States."

Should we be startled by breakthroughs from “cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol, not just from corn but from wood chips and stalks or switchgrass”?

Or should we be startled that the Treasury Department budget plan says the government will forgo royalties when oil companies pump about $65 billion worth of oil and natural gas from the federal fields.

Can't beat something for nothing...