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Federal Clean-Tech Policy is Theater of the Absurd

Clint Wilder's picture

Since its first year in 2005, the annual Clean Tech Investor Summit conference, hosted by Clean Edge and IBF Conferences, has always followed closely on the heels of President Bush's State of the Union address. From "America is addicted to oil" one year to an aggressive new renewable fuels standard proposed in another, Bush's words have always provoked a fair amount of discussion and debate among the clean-tech investors and executives gathered in Palm Springs, California. This was not the case at this year's fourth annual Summit (held Feb. 6-7). On clean energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, the 2008 State of the Union address brought empty rhetoric, tired clich