Article created by the Center for American Progress.
“Here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil.”
— President George W. Bush, State of the Union, January 31, 2006
1. INVESTING IN RESEARCH: Does the President commit enough new investment into R&D to shift our nation to biofuels?
2. GETTING BIOFUELS TO THE PUMP: Does the President’s plan build the infrastructure needed for the biofuels transition?
3. DEPLOYING A NEW GENERATION OF CARS: Will the President’s plan really put new cars that use less gas on the road?
4. AVERTING GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: Is the President facing the reality of global warming?
5. USING CLEAN AND SMART ALTERNATIVES: Does the President commit to renewables and efficiency before more costly and polluting technology?
6. LOOKING OUT FOR FAMILY FARMS: Does the President’s proposal create jobs and strengthen rural communities?
7. PROMOTING TRANSPORTATION CHOICE: Does the President’s budget support real transportation alternatives like rail and transit?
8. TRANSFORMING MARKETS: Does the President’s budget use federal purchasing power to jump-start new markets?
9. GUARANTEEING REAL OIL SAVINGS: Is the President willing to require this transition by enforcing new rules?
10. EMPOWERING CONSUMERS: Does the President’s plan create more consumer choice and promote public education and innovation?
You can read the Center for American Progress’s report, America is Addicted to Oil, here (PDF).