The Oct. 16 presidential town hall debate featured Mr. Romney and Mr.
Obama facing off on who was really Mr. Oil or Mr. Gas or Mr. Coal.
Neither candidate even mentioned climate change. And while President
Obama did refer to renewable production, solar got short
shrift?doubtless because of the fracas over now-bankrupt thin-film
solar manufacturer Solyndra, which had received loan guarantees as
part of the stimulus bill.