The election has not only put Republican Party in control of the House and damaged the position of Democrats on the Senate but also deferred the energy, oil spill and climate change legislation for a couple of years if not more.
On Wednesday political leaders promised to come to agreement on some smaller proposals in which boosting nuclear power, advancing clean coal technology and initiating the expansion of natural gas production are included.
Though the countrywide restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions are too debatable for passing the new Congress but on Wednesday President Barack Obama stated that the country can move towards a cleaner energy sources if lawmakers focus on those smaller proposals.
Obama stated when something like energy is concerned the politicians might say that there are some areas where there is too much of disagreement between Democrats and Republicans and it can’t be sorted out at present but the country should move ahead with issues where both the parties have agreements.
The president further added that there might be means and ways to make progress in short term and should invest in technologies that in the long term can provide the country with tools to reduce greenhouse gases.
Republicans had made it evident that they will put stress on traditional energy resources in the coming couple of years. Representative John Boehner, R-Ohio, the presumed House Speaker stated that he does not want America to rely on foreign energy sources and therefore the country should increase its production of natural gas and oil.
On Wednesday the top Republican of the Senate Mr. Mitch McConnell of the state of Kentucky said that both Obama and the Congress can agree on proposals of expanding nuclear power and increase the clean coal technology.