Energy policy

      Crude oil railcars have worried Albany residents who live near the tracks.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that energy policy is his inspiration in the House.

Malloy to address energy panel in Washington

Feb 18, 2013
James DeMers

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is traveling to Washington this week to deliver an address at a conference on energy policy.

The two-day workshop beginning Thursday is intended to explore how state and federal governments can together pursue environmentally-friendly policies.


We love to complain about the lack of a coherent national energy policy. It’s a perennial complaint no matter who is in the White House or which party controls Congress. We blame the oil and gas companies and their hold on our politicians. If Congress had the people’s interests at heart, the story goes, we’d have a rational energy policy in this country that would emphasize efficiency, wean us off the dirty stuff and shift us to clean renewable energy.