The only way our great nation can end its dependence on foreign oil is by ending our dependence on oil altogether. – John Lewis
America needs a new energy strategy. Fossil fuels are in short supply, they are too expensive and they pollute. Our country sends almost $1 billion a day overseas to import crude oil and still we have no national energy plan. Our reliance on coal puts extreme amounts of waste into our environment and still we have no national energy plan. More than 30 states have a Renewable Energy Standard and still we have no national energy plan. If we are ever to prosper again, we cannot continue to rely on outdated resources that contribute to global warming and keep us dependant on unstable countries. I strongly believe that the longer we take to make tough decisions about energy, the more likely we are to have those decisions made for us – and not on our terms.
Whether we like it or not, the days of cheap gasoline and worry-free coal are coming to a close. That is why I support renewable investments, clean energy targets, price signals, tax incentives and public investment as paths towards clean energy freedom. Wherever clean energy policies are adopted, private investment follows and the United States has the most to gain from adopting such policies.