Discussion: The United States and its Future of Renewable Energy
Acknowledging the field of renewable energies is already a multibillion
dollar industry, former Department of Energy
Secretary Steven Chu stated “the choice is clear; we can either make these technologies here today or import them
Assuming the renewable industry continues to progress and these technologies are needed by every country in the future,
how hard should the United States push to “win” the future of renewable energy manufacturing? Should the Department of
Energy enact policies to promote its own technologies over foreign companies, and how might it do this?