Stumbling economy pushes energy issues to back burner

With credit markets in gridlock and a national debt skyrocketing, the economic crisis has overshadowed new energy plans.

The price of energy -- from soaring electric bills to pain at the gas pump -- remains a central issue in the presidential election, but the candidates' ability to address it at a time of economic free fall remains a source of considerable debate. Full Story »

Posted by Kaizar Campwala
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Topics: Presidential Election 2008, John McCain, Obama Administration, Energy
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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Oct 6, 2008 - 8:11 AM PDT
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Edited by: David Fox - Oct 12, 2008 - 8:57 PM PDT

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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Oct. 6, 2008

Considering the economic crisis dealt a knockout punch to future energy and economic plans, topics the article raises about what each candidate wants are now mostly speculation. Obama favors renewable energy sources; McCain wants government to underwrite loans for nuclear power plants. But neither may have sufficient money to do much of anything as things seem to have gotten beyond anyone's control

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