2012 election


Brace Yourself for Election Year Energy Rhetoric

August 7, 2012 by John McDonald

Image via Chevron

As the election nears, we are bound to see campaign rhetoric increase – unfortunately, at the expense of facts, which at times can be in short supply.This will be especially evident when candidates talk about energy – more specifically, pitting renewable energy against traditional fossil fuels. It would be shortsighted to pick one over...[read more]

“I Vote for Energy …”

January 5, 2012 by A Siegel

Editor: The first link above and video below are parodies of the actual Vote 4 Energy campaign; the second link is to the author's blog; this link is to API's actual Vote 4 Energy campaign.The American Petroleum Institute opened up its “Vote 4 Energy” campaign today. This insightful video merits watching … For more, see Vote 4...[read more]

Will Energy Determine the 2012 Election?

November 9, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

A year from today Americans will know who will serve as President from 2013 to 2017. Even though $4 gasoline was still fresh in the minds of voters, energy played only a minor role in the outcome of the 2008 election, overshadowed by two wars and a crippling financial crisis. Will that be the case again in 2012, or will energy loom larger, propelled by its close connection with the economy? Several Republican candidates have already raised energy as a campaign issue, and the administration has repeatedly emphasized the linkages between energy, jobs and taxes.[read more]

It’s Time for Obama to Spook the Oil Markets

May 9, 2011 by Robert Rapier

The fate of the Obama presidency hangs not on a birth certificate or the red ink on the federal budget but by the hose nozzle of your local gas station. Electoral discontent is measured by the price of a gallon of gasoline. Heading past $4 toward $5, that is a lethal trajectory for President Barack Obama.[read more]