YOU are in Charge of Energy Policy

For this discussion question, imagine that you are in charge of the US Department of Energy and pretend that the President of the United States has assigned to you the task of devising a plan to increase our use of renewable energy sources. The president wants a report on his/her desk this week that specifies how you intend to increase the total amount of renewable energy consumed in the country.

In 2010, 8% of the consumed energy was from renewable sources. The president wants to raise this to 25% by 2025.

The websites and articles linked below might provide some insight into the topic.

http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=renewable_home

http://energy.gov/science-innovation/energy-sources

http://www.worldenergy.org/data/resources/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/energy

In your initial post, please propose and summarize an energy policy for the United States that does the following:

Provides a list of the renewable sources that you will use.
What percentages of your research and development budget will you devote to fossil fuels, nuclear power, renewable energy, and improving energy efficiency?
How will you assure it goes forward as planned?

Your summary should be one or two paragraphs in length. Support your answers with factual information.Cited references as well.

Networking Discussion

Are internal security threats more dangerous than external security threats? Why or why not?

What are the biggest security issues for organizations today?

cited references as well.