Four years ago at the Dem convention in Denver, I talked with Rep. Ed Markey about the possibilities of alternative energy in a new Congress and new regulatory/subsidy regime. It was exciting! Well, since the ACES energy/global warming bill died in the Senate, climate has been pretty much off the table. Disgracefully, it’s been barely mentioned the entire week — the elephant in the room, you might say. And yet, Markey has a somewhat optimistic view about what can be accomplished by the Executive Branch, and with the economics of new energies and gas.
I had some bad audio at the very beginning, which I’ve clipped out. My first question was that even with a party that’s found its voice, no one’s talking about global warming. Where do we go from here?