Obama, McCain share energy views, but not approach

10/27/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Both presidential candidates have embraced nearly all the energy options that will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, but the next president will have to set priorities on which direction to emphasize, and that is where Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama split, according to this article. McCain talks most about offshore drilling and nuclear power plants, while Obama pushes energy efficiency and renewables such as wind. Ten years from now, this analysis argues, Obama's plan would seem to go further in addressing long-term changes experts say are needed, if it were possible to overcome all the obstacles.

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