By JAMES STEWART / Associated PressThe U.S. is one of the few developed countries that does not have a universal, national energy program.
A national energy strategy, announced in June, is needed to get Americans to adopt new energy sources.
A nationwide energy program would be the first step to making our energy future energy-independent.
There are a number of hurdles to overcome.
In the U.K., for instance, the National Grid has been unable to install enough batteries in homes.
The U and U.N. have both warned that climate change and the rapid expansion of solar power could lead to shortages of batteries, power stations and other essential services.
Many countries also have failed to get on board with the U-nation.
“We know that the U.’s system is not yet up to scratch,” said Kevin DeMuth, head of the International Energy Agency’s renewable energy program, which is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Even in countries with a national energy plan, the grid still needs to be built to meet changing demand and needs.
To be a global leader, the U should take action now, he said.
What to do?
It would be good to have a comprehensive plan to ensure that the system can be maintained to provide the right level of service and energy for the right use.
It is essential that all the stakeholders are consulted and that there is an ongoing process for improving the U’s system.
If the U fails to make the right moves now, the world is going to get worse, DeMUTH said.
That’s why the U needs to do better, he added.
Some countries are moving ahead with national energy plans, including Norway, Switzerland, Austria, France and Belgium.
But they need to be in place for the next 10 years or more.
For the U., it would be a good time to review the U system as it stands, he explained.
U.S.-China cooperation is a key part of this, De Muth said.
China has been the biggest supporter of U-Nation.
While it would help to develop the U to a level that it can be a world leader, China has not taken the right steps, De Minuth said, adding that it needs to make a change.
China has a number issues to address, including climate change, energy security, and energy policy.
But it also has a responsibility to improve the U, he stressed.
This article is based on an interview that aired on Bloomberg Television.