Those who say we have to make a choice between drilling and renewable energy are wrong. To maintain Oklahoma's position as an energy leader, help make America more energy independent, and create good paying jobs we have to do it all
Coal, oil and natural gas are an important part of our economy and a vital part of America's energy resources. We need to help those industries continue to grow and prosper.
We also have an abundance of renewable energy sources - wind, solar and biomass, especially wind. Oklahoma needs to help entrepreneurs start new renewable energy businesses, as well as help our existing companies grow.
Once the national electricity grid is modernized, along with technological breakthroughs on the horizon, Oklahoma can create tens of thousands of new jobs in renewable energy.