The 21st Century…” All Of The Above”

US ENERGY INDEPENDENCE IS ON ITS WAY!?  Listen to this link…

On Point: America’s big energy makeover.

American Energy. President Obama says we’re going to become an energy power again. Is he right? And how clean can the energy be?

In this Oct. 27, 2011 photo, a wind turbine is seen at the First Wind project in Sheffield, Vt. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the state to get 90 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2050, largely eliminating the state's reliance on fossil fuels. (AP)In this Oct. 27, 2011 photo, a wind turbine is seen at the First Wind project in Sheffield, Vt. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the state to get 90 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2050, largely eliminating the state’s reliance on fossil fuels. (AP)

It was energy boomtown talk in the State of the Union address the other night. The President, lit up like Jed Clampett in the Beverly Hillbillies, talking about American-made energy. Black gold. Texas tea. And nearly everything else on the energy menu. Every fossil fuel but coal. Natural gas. Fracking all over. New offshore oil drilling. Wind, solar, green tech, clean tech.

“All of the above!” said the President, talking about the USA as a rip-snorting energy powerhouse again. Yes, this is politics. But that’s not all.

-Tom Ashbrook

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