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Who will be the greener US president?

  Even if there are a lot of readers of the blog that live outside the US, I am assuming that there are still many of you who are interested on who will be the next US president in less than three weeks (US presidential election is November 6) especially if the new president will help boost investments for a biobased economy here in the US.

Who do you think will do a better job in boosting investments and development of renewable energy (biofuel, solar, cleantech) as well as biobased chemicals here in the US?

About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype?

Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry.

She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.


2 Responses to “Who will be the greener US president?”

  1. This takes me back to the post I wrote in January 2009 about expectations around Obama’s appointment and the environment.

    And you’re right that your readers who live outside the US are following the campaign with great interest, especially those of us @sustconsult.

    Posted by Kathryn Sheridan | October 23, 2012, 7:39 am
    • Both candidates seem to express their interests in renewable energy, not as much as a focus on a bioeconomy like in Europe. However, news on the struggling solar industry here in the US, lukewarm market for ethanol, and recent bankruptcy filing of a major EV battery maker are not helping these two candidates to reinforce their future renewable energy plans. It is also a chicken and egg situation where political and regulatory uncertainty in the US is forcing renewable energy investors to think twice about putting money in if there are no future incentives coming from the government.

      It will definitely be interesting how the US renewable energy market will come out next year.

      Posted by Doris de Guzman | October 26, 2012, 1:02 am

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