Thursday, December 14, 2006

Renewable energy and homeland security

Finally, one of our Senators "gets it"! Senator Norm Coleman recently called for "a commitment to renewable energy on scale of the U.S. effort that put a man on the moon in the 1960s."

I'd say it should be more like the Manhattan Project, but I won't quibble with that. We need to do whatever it takes to get off foreign oil as soon as humanly possible--includling Alaska drilling, off-shore drilling, increased use of coal, nuclear power plants, and development of renewable energy sources. Cutting our addiction to foreign oil--and cutting our funding to countries hostile to America--is a matter of national security.

3 comments:

john said...

Reducing dependence on oil seems to be one of the few issues that people generally agree on these days, and it still seems that we can't make much progress.

Kevin said...

John, you're absolutely right... it's perplexing, frustrating, troubling... I don't know... it's kind of backwards that we agree and yet nothing happens. But we disagree and nothing happens because we fight over it.

professor ed said...

Frankly this discussion is the SOS (same old sillyness)that we have been talking about since the 1970s oil embargo. Oil independence is no closer now than when President J. Carter pronounced his desire to see it achieved. Yes, a "Manhattan Project" endevor is definitely in or IMMEADIATELY, if not sooner.