off-shore drilling

A Critical Ear 2008-08-07

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri 2008-08-08 21:34 UTC
Author

Andrew Ó Baoill & Robert Naiman

This week we focus almost exclusively on US energy policy.

Bob recently blogged about the topic on Huffington Post, where he framed his piece as a critique of Paris Hilton's energy policy - or rather the idea propagated in her (rather funny) video, as well as in much of the media, that off-shore drilling could 'fill the gap' until structural changes ('re-tooling Detroit') proposed by Obama come on stream. Critically, Bob cites US Energy Information Administration analysis, which CEPR summarizes thusly: