Oil and natural gas reserves in the U.S. are significantly high, and the pathway to an independent energy source is through the use of reserves. The country’s on and offshore reserves need to be used for powering the country and promoting job creation. To that end, states should be given a reasonable share of the royalties and revenue resulting from the use of oil and natural gas resources within its borders.
We need to support the development of renewal resources for long-term energy independence – especially for solar, wind, hydro, tidal, geothermal and biomass sources. The best way to promote this form is through the private sector; the tax reductions and other incentives for business can help promote research into the field. Market-based research, rather than federal, on the technology and partnerships between emerging renewable industries and current energy industries is most beneficial.