The world is too large, too populated, and too dependent on energy to keep generating it by burning things. The technology is now within our grasp to begin converting America to clean, renewable, sustainable energy, and it is irresponsible of us not to take this path.
Other nations are rapidly outpacing us in renewable energy, and we are forfeiting our role of leadership. Renewable energy can create millions of new, high-paying, long-term employment opportunities for the countries that stay at the leading edge of technology. To cede this advantage to others, especially those with whom we may be in political competition, is unnecessary and poses a threat to our own industry and way of life.