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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

SPECIAL ISSUE: New American Energy Sources

This week, in collaboration with the Breakthrough Generation, Watthead is putting the spotlight on new American energy sources.

By plugging into new, clean energy sources we can re-charge our economy, secure our energy future and win true energy freedom. Transforming our nation's energy system, however, will not occur overnight. Such action will require innovation, investment, and a generational effort. Let us explore the developing technologies that will make the transformation to a sustainable, more just and prosperous future possible!

Why do we need to explore new American energy sources?

Whether you desire to "Drill Here, Drill Now," or harness the power of the sun, it is clear that the United States is in energy crisis.

Energy prices are rapidly escalating, foreign energy dependency is increasing, and global warming continues unabated. As Al Gore recently asserted, "our dangerous over-reliance on carbon-based fuels is at the core of all three of these challenges - the economic, environmental and national security crises." The key to solving these crises is the rapid development and deployment of new affordable clean energy technologies and infrastructure.

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