Breaking Energy Into Pieces

Are health care and energy too big to tackle at the same time? Four moderate Democratic senators seem to think so, Bloomberg reports today. They're suggesting energy reform be broken into pieces, pushing a narrower bill to support renewable energy this year and leaving cap-and-trade--the cornerstone of greenhouse gas limitation in President Obama's energy plan--for a later date. Marc recently wondered if Democrats would have been better off breaking health care into pieces; perhaps the difficulties of overhauling health care have popularized that strategy.