From TheNew York Times — Renewable energy driven by technology plays to American strengths: great laboratories and entrepreneurs, a start-up culture of risk and reward. If the United States gets serious, it will dominate, creating not just jobs but also whole new industries.
Thomas Friedman is imagining America leading—and winning—the livable technology race. And, maybe more attractive to us capitalists, making that green on green. Instead of fighting over carbon credits, China's dismal environmental record or the Republican's Neanderthal-like mantra, "Drill, baby, drill," we could be focused on the next industrial revolution starting on U.S. soil. Friedman thinks energy technology (ET) can be our next great revolution and financial windfall. It will be up to America if it elects (take that literally, this November) to really get in the race.
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