Is energy policy an area where President Obama and both chambers of Congress can find common ground?
Obama thinks so. In a press conference the day after the midterm elections, where Republicans took the House and gained six seats in the Senate, Obama said Republicans and Democrats agree on energy issues like electric cars, natural gas, and nuclear power. He didn't mention that legislation promoting those policies has run into dead ends when the parties can't agree on a way to pay for them.
What areas of energy policy do you think both chambers of Congress and the administration can coalesce around? Do you agree with Obama, or do you have other suggestions for other energy policy areas where both parties could find consensus? Will incremental legislation help the country move toward the president's goal of cutting carbon emissions at all? Or absent a comprehensive approach, will anything be enough?