Good editorial in The Oklahoman newspaper, lamenting America's lack of energy vision - even as a number of experts say the world's energy focus is shifting to the Americas:
"The default setting for a national energy policy in this country is inertia. We don't do much to advance a policy to promote greater independence. We actually do some things to promote more reliance on foreign supplies. But mostly we sit around and talk about the need for a comprehensive energy plan."
The editorial notes the volume of supply from unconventional sources - such as oil sands and natural gas from shale - that is changing the U.S. energy picture, or perhaps more accurately, changing the potential U.S. energy picture. The Oklahoman's point is well made, that policy stands in the way of realizing the benefits... more »