Great Decisions 2014 | Topic 5
In a government with fixed resources, should the U.S. encourage more traditional fuel production or invest in the young technology of renewable resources?
Energy independence, by taking the bargaining chip of oil dependence off the table, would be good for American foreign policy. But the very technological advances that make independence possible have created a dilemma for lawmakers. In a government with fixed resources, should the U.S. encourage more traditional fuel production or invest in the young technology of renewable resources?
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