Florida's population increases by 1 percent annually, bringing an additional 1 million people to Florida every five years. We are fortunate that our great state continues to flourish. However, we will need to continue to invest in things like energy infrastructure if we want to continue to live, play and work here in the Sunshine State.
Trump directed the State Department and other agencies to make a decision within 60 days of a final application. He also declared that a 2014 environmental study satisfies required reviews under environmental and endangered species laws.
If we want to continue to live, play and work in the Sunshine State, we will need to continue investing in energy infrastructure.
WhiteHouse.gov site posts "An America First Energy Plan" on website shortly after President Trump's taking office (on inauguration day).
Energy costs are "affordable" up until a certain point. That tipping point, experts agree, is when costs exceed 6 percent of a household's income.
Nuclear power accounted for the third largest share of electricity generation in 2016, at 20 percent. Renewables, like wind and solar power, accounted for only 8 percent, although they were the fastest growing energy sources.
[A] sea-change is needed in the way Washington approaches American oil and natural gas abundance. It's critically important for consumers, the U.S. economy and our country's security.
U.S. regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.14 per gallon (gal) in 2016, 29 cents/gal (12%) less than in 2015 and the lowest annual average price since 2004. Lower crude oil prices in 2015 were the main cause of lower gasoline prices.
According to the US Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2017, the US will become a net energy exporter in most cases as petroleum liquid imports fall and natural gas exports rise.
As veterans, we know that some of our brothers and sisters in uniform struggle to find purpose or a new career after their separation from the military. The fact is that veterans have the skills and background necessary to do these jobs... We can hit both proverbial birds with this infrastructure improvement stone.