It's Not necessarily an easy promise to make come true, but Barack Obama has promised that, if elected, the entire Whitehouse fleet will be Plug-in hybrids (as security permits.)
It's not a world changing policy, but it is pretty darned cool. There's no doubt that plug-in hybrids will come to market, but they will come to market faster with a hand from government, not just with money, but with marketing.
This kinda reminds me of Carter's placement of solar panels on the roof of the Whitehouse. It's something the President can decide uniltaterally and have congress fund the relatively small spending without much fuss, but it's a vote of confidence in environmental policy from the most powerful figure in America, and that's something that I'd love to see.
Thanks to Karl for the tip.
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