A great deal of ink has been spilled by commentators, journalists, and policy wonks since the release August 24th of presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s energy plan.
This under the microscope examination is justified because abundant, relatively inexpensive energy has proven critical time and again to jump starting and sustaining economic growth. As Rob Bradley, founder of the Institute for Energy Research has stated, “Energy is the Master Resource.” And as the Romney camp has been at pains to point out over the course of the campaign, reliable, cheap energy has become increasingly scarce under the Obama administration’s “all of the above (as long as it’s not fossil fuels)” energy strategy.
Compared to President Obama’s anti-energy plan, candidate Romney’s plan is a clear winner. However if I were grading it, I’d give it a B.