Matt Yglesias notes that public support for serious action on global warming has fallen recently:
The trouble is that what the public wants is basically a fantasy — a policy that will let us avoid paying the costs involved in coping with the climate crisis. I understand why people want a policy like that — I want one too. The problem is that it can’t happen.
Au contraire! The Republican Party has just what the public is asking for:
Democrats in Congress  seem determined to make our energy situation even worse....Instead, the American Energy Act will produce more energy, lower fuel bills, create more jobs, yield a cleaner environment, and lead to a more secure nation. Can there be any doubt what path is best for the country?
See? Energy policy is easy when you're willing to avoid actual reality and instead simply engage in pipe dream pandering. That's today's GOP at work.