A Review of the NCEP Bipartisan Energy Strategy

In December 2004, the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) published a report entitled “Ending the Energy Stalemate: A Bipartisan Strategy to Meet America’s Energy Challenges.” The Commission was established by its members as an unofficial body in 2002 and has been supported by foundation money. The report focuses on energy policy, climate policy and other environmental issues. Its energy policy recommendations largely center on conservation initiatives, renewable energy technologies, advanced nuclear facilities, natural gas, integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) coal technology with carbon sequestration, and energy R&D. It recommends a cap and trade (C&T) program to constrain U.S. greenhouse gases (GHGs) and a multipollutant program to reduce emissions from power plants.

A striking aspect of the NCEP report is how little attention it pays to today’s main sources of energy.

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