Green-jobs advisor to the White House Environmental Quality Council Van Jones certainly thinks so, saying “We’re asking the questions that progressives want to hear, but the answers are ones that conservatives should like to hear. We’re not talking about welfare, we’re talking about work.”  He argues that clean energy is the original bipartisan issue, helping improve the environment, unemployment, energy costs, and health.  Who wouldn’t like to enjoy those extra benefits in America? 

Wall Street Journal blogger Keith Johnson poses the question, “Is the current energy and climate bill under consideration in Congress the “right rules” to make that happen?”  If Spain is any indication of how clean-energy policy can go wrong, America cannot afford to not get it right.