Shouldn't I feel free to call BS when I see BS?
It's not like Sen. Chris Dodd's energy plan is full of it. There is a willingness to say "Carbon Tax", but I do not understand the need for a "Corporate Carbon Tax" if there is an economy wide Cap-n-Trade system. Doesn't Dodd's "corporate carbon tax" look like a different name for "Windfall Profits Tax"?
50 miles per gallon vehicles by 2017 or 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels by 2022 are pathetic attempts to one-up Bush's Twenty in Ten goals.
There is also the now customary lip-service to plug-in hybrids, production tax credits for wind and solar, tax credits for buying hybrids...
Of course, the biggest indicator that this plan is baloney is the promise to eliminate dependence on Middle Eastern oil by 2015. Not going to happen even if Sen. Dodd did everything possible as a President.
May be I am being too critical. May be it is too early in the campaign, but from what I have seen so far from the Democratic candidates on energy is very uninspiring.