More from the National Review's "Planet Gore" corner.
My reaction? While we do need investments in power transmission infrastructure, do it with your own money, T. Boone.
While I, along with many others, could support a rebated carbon tax that would spur investments in energy efficiency and in GHG-lite technologies, we certainly don't need the government to be picking and choosing technologies, a la synfuels, ethanol or "clean coal". But there probably is a role for the federal government in encouraging the states to deregulate local power generation and transmission (and to take other actions that encourage capital investments, such as allowing immediate depreciation).