Can we be optimistic about something in Washington? I’m talking about two pieces of news this week. One about what oil and gas can do for the American economy, and the other about the next Secretary of Energy.
America’s sputtering economy and persistently high unemployment are urgent matters. Does anyone think opening up negotiations with the 27-member European Union (E.U.) will have a near-term impact on either side of the Atlantic?
Now comes the Energy Information Administration’s latest forecast, featured last week in the Wall Street Journal, predicting a 0.7% per year growth in America’s use of kilowatt-hours (kWh) for the next two decades. Does that portend a future of low economic growth?
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Apparently exportingsomething America has in abundance creates economic value — in this case, natural gas, not wheat (but that would be obvious). And the more of it you export, the more money you can make. And apparently in Washington D.C. this is “breaking news.”
Nature happens. So you plan for it. New York’s Governor Cuomo agrees and laid out the case in an OpEd, We Will Lead on Climate Change, in the New York Daily News.