“For decades, some have claimed that we
are running out of resources like oil.
And that and in it even if we weren't, we'll
destroy our environment if we keep producing.
In response to these assertions, innovation has spoken, and it's refuted them completely.
We are not running out of energy.
We are producing it more abundantly than
ever and more cleanly as well.” – Secretary of Energy Rick Perry
“The United States is now the number one producer of
oil and natural gas anywhere in the world, anywhere in the planet.
It's not even close. Made a lot of progress in
the last two-and-a-half years haven't we.” – President Donald J. Trump
“Over the past two years, innovation has expanded our solar energy by nearly 90 percent.
We need to embrace, not reject the science and the evidence that support the smart technologies that are out there that are driving emissions down, like nuclear energy.
From carbon capture utilization and energy storage, to small modular nuclear
reactors, we need to support more innovation, not less of it.
We need to apply that innovation to expand our energy usage and create real-world
progress like bringing that life-changing benefit from electricity to the world's poorest people who are trapped in energy poverty.
Today, we export American LNG in 34 countries spanning five continents.
U.S. coal exports had their second best year ever, and we expect to become a net energy exporter
next year. And I might add, for the next 30 years.
Energy independence used to be a sound bite, but now it's reality.
Curtailing it would erase today's great economic gains and environmental achievements, while limiting tomorrow's innovative solutions to our biggest challenges.
So as we look to the future, I know that despite our challenges, everyone in this room is as
excited and as optimistic as I am about the incredible potential of the
new era that we're entering.
If we continue to be inclusive not exclusive, if we keep saying yes to competition and choice, our optimism will be richly rewarded.
This is The New American Energy Era.
And it will move us forward, bringing unprecedented benefit to the world, unleashing greater innovation than ever, so that sovereign nations can share in the prosperity, the freedom, and the
security for generations and generations to come.” – Secretary Rick Perry
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