Earlier this month, the U.S. Energy Information released a report
projecting that by 2040, world energy consumption will have grown by 48% from 2012 levels.
That sounds like a terrific advancement for developing nations. We worry about water in other countries, we worry about food, we worry about education and culture. Every single one of those is resolved with affordable energy. Energy is the great equalizer and America's second most important strategic resource after, obviously, food.