U.S. Contempt for Alternatives

Renner, Michael
September 2001
World Watch;Sep/Oct2001, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p2
Editorial. Criticizes the United States government's failure to consider alternative energy sources in the formulation of its energy policy. Government officials' view of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change; Decline in federal spending on research and development for energy efficiency and renewables; U.S. President George W. Bush's view of climate science.


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