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Rob Sobhani on Energy & Oil

 


Untangle national security from our need for oil and gas

My business consists of helping American companies--and American workers--gain access to international markets to develop oil, gas and renewable energy. We need to untangle our national security interests from our need for oil and gas, because we have plenty of energy right here in our own country. We do NOT have to be dependent on other countries for America's energy. And we need an energy policy that balances the development of domestic energy with a commitment to environmental protection.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, www.sobhaniformaryland.com , Oct 15, 2012

Harness solar energy in the Mideast with American technology

King Hamad of Bahrain is among a growing number of political leaders in the Middle East who want to take full advantage of harnessing solar energy. I was present a couple of years back when King Hamad tasked his energy minister with selecting the best American solar companies. The goal was to bring American innovation to Bahrain to help address the country's energy needs.

By conservative estimates by private and government experts, Middle East countries plan to invest about $500 billion in solar energy over the next two decades, and the US is well positioned to benefit from such expenditure. Instead of being on the front lines of military confrontations, the US can put itself at the forefront of economic innovation instead. Our solar sales to the Middle East can become a peaceful calling card.

The expansion of solar power in the Middle East presents the U.S. with a sterling opportunity. And who knows? Maybe the Middle East can become dependent on us for energy for a change.

Source: Opinion piece on CNN World's Global Public Square , Aug 15, 2012

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