A Series Highlighting Democrats’ Hypocrisy on “All-of-the-Above” American Energy Development...
Click on the Air Force One image to view the postcard we sent to that location.
As shown in the map above, President Obama (on Air Force One) has visited many cities across the world where he has had the chance to see examples of different types of energy development that should be included in the Administration’s energy strategy.
During the President’s travels, we send out postcards from U.S. energy sources to highlight the need to move forward with an all-of-the-above American energy plan:
- L’Aquila, Italy – the 2009 G8 Summit (View the postcard from U.S. Nuclear Energy)
While many G8 Countries (France, Japan, and Germany) have embraced carbon-free nuclear power, the Obama Administration did not include nuclear in its job-killing National Energy Tax plan.
- Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (View the postcard from U.S. Wind Energy)
During President Obama’s vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, he unfortunately did not take time to publically support the nearby Cape Wind project – America’s first offshore wind farm.
- New Orleans, Louisiana (View the postcard from the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf)
During President Obama’s brief afternoon visit to New Orleans, he missed an opportunity to learn how new technology has made offshore drilling an environmentally safe practice that creates high-paying jobs.
Tokyo, Japan (View the postcard for U.S. Nuclear Energy)
Over 30% of Japan’s electricity comes from nuclear power, and it’s in the process of building two nuclear reactors. The United States could make the same investment in nuclear energy by passing the Republican American Energy Act, which calls for 100 new nuclear reactors to be built by 2030.
- Suntec City, Singapore (View the postcard from U.S. Refineries)
Singapore is a country that refines nearly twice its rate of oil consumption and is a major refining center for Southeast Asia. However, the United States hasn’t built a refinery in over 30 years.
- Beijing, China (View the postcard from U.S. Electricity)
China is the world’s highest CO2 emitter – but President Obama wants to hold China and the United States to two completely different emission standards.
- Copenhagen, Denmark – the UN Climate Change Summit (View the postcard from All-of-the-Above American Energy)
Committing the U.S. to a binding international climate change agreement will put our nation at an economic disadvantage. The President should abandon his cap-and-trade National Energy Tax and instead support all-of-the-above energy production.
Prague, Czech Republic (View the postcard from American Natural Gas)
The President announced an offshore drilling plan that would put 60 percent of the Outer Continental Shelf and 41.49 trillion cubic feet of natural gas under lock and key. While countries like the Czech Republic have to import 55% of their natural gas, the U.S. could eliminate the need to import natural gas if we used our own domestic resources.