We no longer live in a "national" economy but still operate as one. We are in a new "global" economy and we must restructure for long-term growth. To ensure plenty of good paying jobs we must dominate the energy market. This is a 6 trillion-dollar annual market and with increasing energy demand worldwide it will become even bigger. Winning the energy race is imperative to becoming a more competitive manufacturing nation and creating jobs. No other category has more potential and in this type of global economy policy matters.