I am an independent and undecided. The coin toss of the two party system means I place very little concern on who wins and may just use a random action to dictate who I vote for on election day.
That said, my primary issue is who will increase domestic energy infrastructure the most.
At the end of eight years one of our two choices will have us with not just more energy but more local, sustainable, and dependable energy.
But the question is who?
I want to see us at the fore of the wide scale electric transportation revolution and also a great increase in our domestic coal as well as renewable electrical capacity.
Why should we have any higher priority of an issue than domestic energy and pioneering the electrical transportation revolution that is surely coming?
Amazingly even existing technology could supply our entire nations energy by tapping the electrical solar power of our wasteland South Western dessert.
Don’t believe the uninformed doubters; the solar potential of the North American Desert, even with existing technology, is the wind fall of dreams.
Shouldn’t we have the most incredible coal industry on the planet with the absolute cleanest, safest, and most abundant coal fired electricity on Earth? We are the Saudi Arabia of coal.
Shouldn’t we retrofit Detroit to build electric planes, trains, and automobiles and solar collectors and windmills as well? God knows GM hasn’t turned a profit in over a decade.
Shouldn’t we be the first nation to exploit the solar energy potential of a great continental desert? Doing so could even strengthen our presence and awareness on our border.
Bottom line is I want to see a dynamic creative approach to getting America motivated and at the front of the electrical transportation revolution and the race to see who will be the first to exploit a great continental desert for its solar potential.
If we seize these new markets and become the model of an electrical and locally sustainable energy economy we will be far more likely to maintain our position as the greatest economy on Earth.
New industry leads to new advantages for the friends of America and exporting these types of corporate infrastructures will likely carry strong economic and political leverage.
Of course other issues matter but that’s only because we have enough energy to think that they matter. On that note I ask again.
Would McCain or Obama be the one to bring the most growth in our local energy infrastructure?