To build a better future, we must become an energy independent nation. Becoming energy independent will require a sense of shared sacrifice from everyone, but a well-conceived strategy will succeed when developed in the open, not behind closed doors. We must emit less carbon dioxide, pollutants, and greenhouse gases and enable existing utilities to become sources of renewable energy. Here is my energy plan:
(1) Drill for new oil and natural gas in America; (2) Invest in every form of renewable energy while promoting energy conservation and efficiency through tax incentives for wind, solar, geo-thermal, biomass, cellulosic and any other form of clean, home-grown energy; and (3) Prevent price manipulation in energy markets, everywhere in the world.
With a plan that rids us of our crippling dependence on foreign sources of oil and protects our environment for future generations, we will all breath a little easier.