Monday, September 22, 2008
United States Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez spoke with various company CEOs from Westinghouse Electric, Equitable Resources and Plextronics Inc. at Carnegie Mellon University in a forum about what innovations are needed to harness new energy. Gutierrez says there is a tremendous amount of work that is being overlooked. With over 200 million gas stations in the United States, the country cannot simply convert from fossil fuels to renewable energy overnight. Gutierrez says changing energy needs to be looked at in the long term. However, to get to the future, the United States must use a broad range of sources that include offshore drilling and nuclear power as options.