U.S. Oil Production drastically Peaks, Solar Energy Generation at Parity, Republicans successfully make Keyston a 2012 Issue

Daniel Yergin, arguably the most prominent oil expert in the world, points out in his Wall Street Journal piece that foreign oil now only meets 45% of domestic consumption in the United States, down from 60% in 2005. 

Republicans have breathed life into the Keystone XL Pipeline by attaching the Keystone Pipeline as a rider to the Payroll tax Bill.  In doing so, the Republicans have successfully made the Keystone Pipeline into a major 2012 election issue

Solar Parity is here today.  Solar material prices are down, financing is more accessible and technology haas extended the life of  solar panel. The result is that the price of solar energy generated electricity is now competitive in many regions with conventional sources.