02 Mar '12, 5pm

On Algae Fuels, Energy Innovation and Obama's Failed Climate Messaging

I suppose it was right about the time when college aspirations became snobbish , when electing a presidential candidate could magically reduce the global price of oil , or when environmental protection became a “phony theology.” Welcome to the 2012 campaign circus, arguably the most bizarre in history. And now, adding to the long list of oddball attacks, Republican politicians and media pundits arelaunching an assault on President Obama’s offer of $14 million for research on algae-based biofuels — calling for a “pond scum czar” and offering the President “the algae in my fish tank” for this “goofy gas.” Really? Yes, really. A $14 million grant for an innovative, abundant fuel that could potentially displace 17% of petroleum use in the country is now the focus of a coordinated political attack. It seems innovation is now becoming a politically untouchable word. Well, not co...

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