Election 2000
Energy

 

  Bush
    Gore
 
  • Wants an increase in oil exploration in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge and other areas to combat dependence on foreign oil.
  • Opposes releasing U.S. reserves except for national emergencies.
  • Calls for allocating $100 million over 10 years to a privately-managed home heating oil reserve.
  • Supports deregulating electric utilities.
  • Backs new funding for pipeline construction and clean coal technology.
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  • Opposes exploration in the Alaskan Refuge.
  • Supports tapping into U.S. oil reserves to lower prices.
  • Backs tax credits of up to $2,000 for purchasing energy-saving homes and a 20 percent cut for more efficient equipment for businesses.
  • Wants new tax credits for solar energy usage.
  • Supports home heating oil reserve.
  • Backs electric utility deregulation.
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