By Ronald Stein

The challenges before America are to control world emissions and still stimulate the economy. The two prime movers that have done more for the cause of globalization than any other: the diesel engine and the jet turbine, both get their fuels from oil. Without transportation – there is no commerce. Road and air travel dominate most people’s lives.

A specific example is California which is the most populous state in the U.S. and the most robust economy in U.S., and 5th largest economy in the entire world. California has stepped up as a leader on climate change to reduce carbon emissions to the world’s atmosphere, and pioneered a system of subsidies for wind and solar that sparked a global boom in manufacturing those technologies.  However, the unint