Call for an Energy Security Trust

English: Mesa Grande Hohokam Ruins Arizona

Mesa Grande Hohokam Ruins Arizona (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I look at the pictures from my son who resides in Mesa, Arizona and see documentaries or films about the vast region of the United States I can imagine why lots of Americans do think there is enough nature and wildlife, so there is not so much pollution like those Europeans say.

The cheap prises of gasoline also are not going to give an incentive not to use so much the car and save on petrol.

Not many are really interested in research that will make future technologies cheaper, less polluting and better. But the American president is aware that it is high time that we take care much better of our environment and should think more of our future generations.

Many American Presidents have talked about reducing dependence on foreign oil, starting with former President Jimmy Carter. None have succeeded to the extent that President Obama has succeeded as he said in his weekly address. “After years of talking about it, we’re finally poised to take control of our energy future. We produce more oil than we have in 15 years. We import less oil than we have in 20 years. We’ve doubled the amount of renewable energy we generate from sources like wind and solar – with tens of thousands of good jobs to show for it. We’re producing more natural gas than ever before – with hundreds of thousands of good jobs to show for it.”

Arizona

Arizona (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn)

In each of the last four years, domestic production of oil and gas has gone up and the use in the United States of foreign oil has gone down, which is good for the American economy.

America’s auto industry is in the midst of a change for the better. Right now, car dealers are offering customers twice as many hybrids as they were five years ago and seven times as many cars that can go 40 miles or more on a gallon of gas. Last year, General Motors sold more hybrid cars than ever before and Ford is working hard to keep up with demand for its fuel-efficient vehicles.

That trend is a key example of how innovation helps to drive business success — and creates jobs for the middle class in America. But it’s one thing to make a car more fuel efficient. It’s another thing altogether to move cars and trucks off oil entirely.

While America uses less foreign oil now than they have used in almost two decades, there’s more work to do. That’s why the population needs to keep reaching for greater energy security. And that’s why America must keep developing new energy supplies and new technologies that use less oil. The Secure Energy Trust will ensure American scientists and research labs have the support they need to keep America competitive and create the jobs of the future.

At a time when the sequester is forcing laboratories and science facilities across the country to scale back on their work, the American people need to keep investing in research.

Because if they can meet this goal, the benefits are clear. They’ll help diminish the burden of spiking gas prices. They’ll reduce their reliance on foreign oil. And most importantly, the kind of technological breakthroughs the Energy Security Trust will work to produce won’t just create jobs — they could create whole new industries. Plus the environment uses great steps forward to protect wildlife, air, and nice living healthy spaces for the next generations.

President Obama's Energy Security Trust

Read more about it in: What You Need to Know About the Energy Security Trust

About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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One Response to Call for an Energy Security Trust

  1. marcusampe says:

    At the 488th EESC Plenary Session today and tomorrow 20-21 March 2013, the European Economic and Social Committee will host a debate with Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy, on the occasion of the adoption of an opinion on public involvement in energy policy. Another highlight of the session will be a discussion with Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the Committee of the Regions, who will present his views on the role that EU regions should play in European economic governance.

    In its opinion on the needs and methods of public involvement and engagement in the energy policy field, the Committee is likely to call for the establishment of a European Energy Dialogue. It envisages this dialogue as a coordinated multi-level, action-oriented conversation on energy policy within and across EU countries. Funded by stakeholders in the energy chain, it would provide a “negotiation space” where policy choices could be discussed against a background of societal impact and acceptance, investment and resource strategy.

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