The United States is today facing an energy crisis due mostly to the imbalance between the demand for energy and supplies, and our increasing reliance on unreliable foreign energy sources. The best way to solve our Nation's energy problems is to have more diversified and reliable sources of energy.
It is critical that we promote the use of renewable and alternative sources of energy, such as wind, solar, and biofuels. Additionally, we have to encourage responsible development of our own domestic supplies of oil, natural gas, and coal. I also support the President's call for increased use of nuclear energy and for investments into developing clean coal technologies.
Meeting our energy needs in reliable and innovative ways will not only enable us to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and gas, but also create new energy jobs for Coloradoans and promote cleaner sources of energy friendlier to our environment.