Energy reform means taking a clear-eyed look at our nation’s energy needs and sources, and considering what policies best suit our interests in the 21st century.
Right now, subsidies and tax breaks favor old, dirty, entrenched energy sources over emerging clean, high-tech energy sources of the future. These subsidies and tax breaks keep us tied to foreign sources of energy, and discourage us from developing alternatives here at home and leading the world. We need to consider leveling the playing field.
Energy efficiency has huge potential, and must be taken seriously.
The true and complete costs of various sources of energy should be considered.