Okay, it’s happened. President Bush has actually signed into law a new energy bill that – wait for it – attempts to help the environment. Now I know what you’re thinking, but it isn’t a joke, really.
Well, it is, actually. One big joke. With a few provisions to increase the use of ethanol instead of petrol, and a statuary target towards a 70% increase in energy efficient lightbulbs, it is, however, a first step.
But don’t think the Republicans have suddenly gone all eco-friendly. This is mere cosmetics to stop the critics. But also something else. Thanks to Bush’s disastrous foreign policy, the world’s energy supplies are not as guaranteed as they were.
America therefore has no choice but to attempt energy self-sufficiency, which includes eco-measures. So as I’ve said before, due to his policies, Bush IS going green. Sickly green.
© Anthony North, January 2008