Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Unfortunately, for the rest of us, energy policy is not a take-home test


Recall Energy Secretary Steven Chu last week, walking back his 2008 remarks concerning desiring to see gas prices at European levels (ostensibly to push people into electric cars) and recall also our skepticism as even the prospects of getting walloped in polling questions related to energy policy, Chu cannot betray his statist heart and worshipfulness at the altar of green energy.

It would appear we were right as in testimony before Congress on Tuesday, Chu gave himself quite high marks when it came to gas prices.



Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a House panel Tuesday that he’d give himself top marks when asked to grade his policies’ effects on energy prices. Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked President Obama’s top energy official if he’d grade himself with an “A minus” on “controlling the cost of gasoline at the pump.”

Chu responded by saying he’d give himself a better grade than that.

“The tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would I say I would give myself a little higher in that since I became Secretary of Energy, I’ve been doing everything I can to get long-term solutions,” Chu said.

Chu would give himself the top grade on gas prices despite that fact that the average price for a gallon of gas just hit $3.87 – the highest ever recorded in the month of March, according to ABC News.

Long term solutions, huh? We will assume then that long-term solutions necessarily entail dumping billions of dollars of tax-payer money into the failing and flailing green energy schemes of your buddies

Gas prices stay where they are and Mr. Chu may not be around to do everything he can to promote an agenda get long-term solutions.



drozz said...

i'm a little concerned about what he means when he states the tools are "limited".

K T Cat said...

I give you permission to use the Catican's image of Chu.