At a campaign stop in New Mexico today, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney outlined a plan that would create an energy independent future for North America through the collective oil and gas resources that exist in Canada, Mexico and the United States. In a slightly ironic twist, Romney was buffeted by strong winds as he fought with a flip chart that provided the crowd with details about his policy; however, there was little evidence of investment or tax breaks for wind or other renewable energy anywhere in his speech.
Even John McCain stated that America could benefit from more renewable energy investment, which is something that has seemingly become taboo in Republican positions as of late. McCain, who comes from a state with “360 days of sun each year,” discussed his energy platform at the Aspen Institute during his run for president.
For more on the differences between President Obama and Romney’s energy policies, listen to this report on All Things Considered from NPR News.