U.S. energy independence is no longer just a pipe dream

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    U.S. energy independence is no longer just a pipe dream
    Now this once-sleepy chunk of north-central Pennsylvania is a star on the map of an emerging national energy rush. Six hotels are new or being built, and about 100 companies have moved to town, sometimes so fast that the head of the local Chamber of Commerce has told executives wanting guided tours to wait.
    "I've said, 'Look sir, get in line,' " says Vince Matteo, chief executive of the Williamsport/Lycoming chamber. "Now I know people in their 20s with high school (diplomas) making $120,000 a year."
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    U.S. energy independence is no longer just a pipe dream'


    President Romney will make this the centerpiece of his Administration, and make a 'moonshot effort' on domestic energy development the catalyst for creating more than 12 million jobs.

    Glad to see you coming over from the darkside on this.
     
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    Obama has reduced permits.

    It is why PA is now for Romeny even though he pulled resources there.
     
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    It's great news and gas is a great fuel, but until Americans start to use fuel/electricity more sensibly, I don't see energy independence as an achievable goal.

    The US could reduce its energy consumption by 20% purely by installing adequate insulation and energy-saving technologies. No oil strikes are going to make that kind of wastage possible.

    But it may be realistic to suggest that 20% of all US fuels used in transport will be CNG, LPG or biofuel as a result of projects likes this. That would be an enormous saving for ordinary people, and go a long way to reducing US emissions.
     
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    That is no reason to waste it on uses like heating, when other technologies can do the same thing better, more cleanly and at the same time preserve the oil for use in transport where it can not so easily be replaced yet.
     
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    Don't you have Finnish message boards, commie?
     
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    Yet another reason why we have to get rid of Obama and his jackboot on the throat of the US Economy
     
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    I know why are all these foreigners on this board. I can understand Canada because they have a direct interest but really this guy is from England and we have others from down under..
     

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