Energy politics

The Clinton administration promoted natural gas, which fuels over 90% of the nation's new power plants, and also pushed so-called renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. However, policies that encourage a broader range of energy sources, including coal, oil, and nuclear power-in our nation's energy portfolio make better sense from both an economic and a national security point of view.Massive investments in infrastructure will be needed to meet the Energy Department's projected demands for energy by 2020. Tax incentives will be needed to help build as many as 10 new oil refineries, more than 700 new power plants, and a major upgrading of the nation's electri...

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