Inertia Threatens National Long-Term Energy Strategy

Record federal budget deficits could also crimp President-elect Barack Obama’s plans for America to invest heavily in alternative energy and create more 'green jobs.'

Published: 29-Dec-2008

Is the Energy Revolution, which seemed to have great momentum when U.S. gasoline prices topped $4 a gallon in July, going to be put on a sustained hold?

Could the stunning drop in oil and gasoline prices in the past five months, coupled with the brutal economic recession expected to extend deep into 2009, stunt energy advances and thus make us more vulnerable to unfriendly foreign oil producers in coming years?

The answer to both questions might well be "yes."


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