Kraft on Obama’s energy czar

Prof. Michael Kraft weighed in on President-elect Obama’s selection of Carol Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, as a White House policy czar overseeing energy and climate policy. The selection of Browner to hold a White House position is a sign that Obama will try a White House-directed and coordinated climate change and energy plan, Kraft told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Mostly, climate change policy is about energy use and cutting back on fossil fuels,” Kraft said, according to the paper. “This is clearly a signal that Obama tends to follow through” on plans to develop more biofuels, solar and wind power “and to probably move away from coal and nuclear.” Read more.