This country clearly needs to be on a path to energy independence that will benefit our nation's security and environment, as well as our wallets. I believe that a balanced approach is necessary to meet America's energy needs. We must make a significant investment in developing new energy technologies. An investment into energy technology could open up entirely new industries, creating new jobs and decreasing our reliance on foreign sources of oil. Like the Apollo project of the 1960's, a large investment in exploring the new frontiers of energy is essential to cementing US leadership in this global economy.