Many of us realize that energy production and distribution are of vital interest to the country in maintaining a level of independence from foreign countries that control certain energy supplies in difficult times. This applies both politically and financially, and if we remain dependent on foreign energy, whether it be in the form of Photovoltaic cells or wind turbines in the newer technologies or fossil fuels then we will ultimately cede our dominant position to other countries.
Although there is room for all countries to benefit from new energy production methods, the US cannot fall behind in innovating energy production to save our current energy industry. These old energy need to adapt to a new environment and start producing energy and distributing it in a manner that allow them to retain their relevance.
Hopefully books like this are on the reading list of the President Elect, which we suspect they are. It seems that reality is finally setting in after a long harsh year of record fuel prices, and that we are understanding our vulnerability when it comes to energy.