A look at Romney's energy platform

Mitt Romney Campaigns In Chicagoland Area
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to workers during a campaign event at Acme Industries on August 7, 2012 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
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When President Obama was in Iowa bringing attention to wind energy, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned in coal country and promised energy independence for North America by the end of his second term if he is elected president.

Romney has accused Obama of waging a "war on coal," noting Obama is for "all the sources of energy that come from above the ground, none of the sources that come from below the ground."

So where does Romney stand on energy and how would he differ from Obama? This is the second part in our two-part series on the energy policies of Obama and Romney.

Daniel Simmons, director of regulatory and state affairs for the Institute for Energy Research, will join The Daily Circuit Wednesday. Kevin Book, managing director of research at ClearView Energy Partners LLC, will also join the discussion.

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