Where's American energy policy headed?

I blogged some about the apparent content of the "stimulus" spending bill. There's money in it for a number of energy-related matters from insulation to better battery tech.

I blogged some about the apparent content of the "stimulus" spending bill. There's money in it for a number of energy-related matters from insulation to better battery tech. Now comes some clarification on policy intentions from one of the Obadmin execs on what he sees as the new energy direction for the U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar spoke with Newsweek. First, he doesn't favor his own employees having sex and drugs with oil company execs. And he says he believes in science. Two major shifts from the previous admin at Interior. Also, he's got some recent fossil fuel leases under review. Salazar has authority over National Parks and extensive Bureau of Land Management property, including much of the arid open space in the American West. The National Forest lands are under the Department of Agriculture, giving clear insight into how we Americans officially see trees: a crop to be cut. Salazar even said he would look to science for ways to deal with the fact of climate change. Further he would have biologists make recommendations on endangered species actions. The man is talking quiet revolution in Washington.