The best use of funding would be from private sources that turn lights out on Republicans and Democrats who are lost in the darkness of political victory without vision.
Energy is a modern issue, as important as “taxation without representation” was in the colonial era. Then, the purpose of representation was to forge forward on common purposes through collective effort, to manifest laws and actions that propelled forward the common good. The fore fathers didn’t think small government or limited government, instead they conceived a government that would serve the people and met challenges as society advanced.
A South Carolina patriot, William Drayton said, “Change starts when someone sees the next step.”
When the US lags the world, it’s time to see the next step in developing a project to tackle energy priorities. The money needed is small change.
And there is an irony in eight. Many colonial baptism fonts had eight sides; eight is the number of days when the Biblical world began anew.
Denver’s Gas & Electric Building, Circa 1910. Denver Library collection.