Companies can now extract oil and natural gas from the high Arctic, shale, oil sands and deepwater wells. These fossil fuels are still finite and dwindling, but tapping the new sources pushes back the date of “peak oil.” Does that give the United States necessary time to develop sustainable energy sources, or will it keep Americans needlessly addicted to dirty fuels by keeping them cheap - and eroding the “energy security” argument?

You might not think that America is a net exporter of solar products. But it is - to the tune of $1.8 billion. That’s a $1 billion increase over net exports documented in the solar sector last year. … a report released this morning from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association found that the U.S. has a $247 million trade surplus with China. (via Solar Stunner: America is a $1.9 Billion Exporter of Solar Products | ThinkProgress)