What do you think will and/or should be the next great endeavor by the American people? If the atom bomb marked the 1940’s and the Apollo Program was our triumph in the 60’s, and the greatest technological achievement of the 80’s was…. okay skip the 80’s. Where should we head now?
I’d like to propose that our time, money, and hearts should be directed to renewable energy. For political, economic, and ecologic reasons it is in our interests to free ourselves from fossil fuels and the heavy burden they place on us. Hydrogen, ethanol, wind, wave, solar, fusion, and all the other energy alternatives in the labs and making a dent in real world power production need to a kick in the pants to make them as cost effective and readily available as oil and coal in the market place. For somewhat obvious reasons, I don’t expect our friends from Halliburton will be heralding in a new age of clean fuel.