|Saudi Arabia--#1 oil exporting nation and wants to export solar energy as well|
|The US Southwest has vast solar potential but we have little national will to develop it|
|Masdar City in Abu Dhabi -- a zero carbon, zero waste, car-free city in development|
Saudi Arabia along with China, India, Abu Dhabi and a host of other developing nations with less plentiful energy inheritances are planning for the future and making concrete investments today. Just as past wars have been started and decided over access to energy, the future of global events will be tied to control of energy resources. By ceding the initiative to other countries, we risk future irrelevance in international affairs and will become dependent on the goodwill of those who have no goodwill towards us. While we shouldn't be committing to any specific technology as the only long term solution, we need to be developing them all with the resources that we have today. It is in our national interest to regain this initiative.
A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow.
— George Patton