As states across the country begin to reopen, legislatures are grappling with high unemployment and busted budgets. CEA’s David Holt examines the importance of American energy to reviving our economy.
This post-disaster recovery will prove to be no different. It will depend more than ever on maintaining a secure, reliable and affordable supply of energy from a combination of oil, natural gas, wind, solar, hydro and increasingly efficient technologies. Like our economic path ahead, our environmental future will require that. If we’ve learned anything from this disaster, it is that America needs to ensure it does not rely on other nations for critical supplies of medicines, packaging, cleaning supplies, protective clothing, manufactured goods and so many more. Going forward, we need to ensure we make things in this country – and that starts with meeting our energy needs with American energy.