You got to admire the American ‘Can-Do’ spirit, which is on full throttle display since we woke up to our energy predicament.
Oil sheiks got over us a barrel? Not for long! Definitely not when we really put our collective Yank minds to the problem – as we are finally beginning to do. Part of that means remembering who we are - a continental power with vast resources – and tapping into our natural endowments.
By now, everyone knows we were naturally christened as the ‘Saudi Arabia of coal’ – with hundreds of years of supply.
And most of us caught Boone Pickens (see video) recently making his pitch for turning the American Great Plains into a vast wind farm, making good on our God-given wind resources to become the ‘Saudi Arabia of wind.’