I know on of the biggest things with this election is Energy Independence. Here is my two cents... I see this in two parts Short Term and Long Term Short Term I think the US needed to start drilling in Alaska. This is a short term solution, nothing more. This will help get us from importing 99.9% of our oil for a time. Also, we need to build new Nuclear, Solar and Wind. While this is done, we are putting government money into serious projects to research alternative clean renewable power. Long Term Simply put this is only achieved when we get a new alternative power will we be able to cut out the oil, nuclear, solar and wind plants for something more all inclusive.