[Guest post by JD]
It is the stated goal of the Left. Dems tend to not state this clearly, and allow the MFM to provide cover for them. But, Barack Obama quite explicitly stated that energy costs would necessarily skyrocket under his energy plans, and here Chris Hayes and his nodding panel make the case for doing so quite clearly.
They want to charge for carbon to drive up costs of fossil fuels to in excess of $8 per gallon so then, and only then, algae and wind and other not-efficient renewables have a chance to be competitive.