McCain v. Obama
They've both promised a lot in setting goals dealing with climate change and energy. Here's a succinct comparison of the two - from their positions on cap-and-trade regulation, nuclear power and biofuels to renewable research and development, foreign and domestic oil and lifestyle changes by all Americans.
Readings & Links
Analysis of their record, positions, advisers
Short excerpts from FRONTLINE's interviews with a climate scientist and two journalists who cover the environment and energy.
Issues '08: The Environment
A one-hour discussion with two experts who advise the candidates on energy/climate policy, from public radio's On Point. (Oct. 16, 2008)
A President With an Energy Plan
A Los Angeles Times editorial criticizing Obama and McCain for not having a responsible energy plan: "Both are pandering to voters in swing states and both have backed dangerous, dirty energy sources in contradiction of their own principles." (Oct. 15, 2008)
Greener Than Thou
"Both candidates are much greener than the president they are vying to replace. But there are still big differences in their policies." (The Economist, Oct. 2, 2008)
Shades of Green
"Both say addressing the rising cost of gasoline and climate change are top priorities. But they offer significantly different plans of action." (National Journal, June 21, 2008)
In Energy Policy, McCain, Obama Differ on Government's Role
A June 2008 Wall Street Journal article.
On the Issues: Climate Change
The New York Times compares the candidates.
Remarks by McCain on Energy Costs (Aug. 19, 2008)
Remarks by McCain on his Comprehensive Plan for Energy Security (June 25, 2008)
Remarks by McCain on Nuclear Security (May 27, 2008)
Remarks by McCain on Climate Change Policy (May 12, 2008)
Remarks of Obama: New Energy America (Aug. 4, 2008)
Remarks of Obama: A Secure Energy Future (July 11, 2008)
Remarks of Obama: A Serious Energy Policy for Our Future (June 24, 2008)
Remarks of Obama: Real Leadership for a Clean Energy Future (Oct. 8, 2007)