Real Clear Energy
The newly sworn-in Energy Secretary has taken a go-slow posture on natural gas exports. This, after the U.S. has just blown past Russia to become the world's largest producer. And America will shortly occupy the number one position in oil production as well. This nation is poised to become a major hydrocarbon exporter to an energy-hungry world.
But not everyone is eager to embrace the opportunity for America.
Manhattan Institute For Policy Research, May 2013
The world has changed since the passage of the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act, a law that set the tone for energy policy for nearly a half-century. Technology and demographics have eviscerated old ideas of limits and import dependency. Given the new abundance, the United States now has the opportunity to become a major energy exporter.
“From 2005 to 2020, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 300 … the digital universe will about double every two years.” “In just four years … the number of … mobile app downloads grew from essentially zero to 60 billion.”
Behind it all, generally unnoticed? The infrastructure that gives apps their smarts?