Amid the annual United Nations General Assembly, the most innovative leader in New York this week was the late Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. He started studying artistic structure early in life and gained practical experience serving in Europe as a draftsman and artist for the U.S. Army during the Second World War, on his way to becoming a university art professor and starting a revolution with innovation on artistic structure.
According to a business leader speaking in the nation’s capital Thursday, domestic energy policy from the government needs to stimulate innovation in society. “This is just stupid what we have today,” said General Electric Co. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt, describing energy policy from Barack Obama.
The structure of the United States’ energy policy needs to be based on stimulating innovation to supply domestic energy demands from a hydrogen economy. In addition to strengthening national security, by eliminating dependence on foreign and sometimes hostile sources of oil, a hydrogen economy would serve as evidence of America’s commitment to leadership for the elimination of carbon-based fossil fuels and nurturing a clean environment.
Immediate recommendations should be made to the United States Congress to promote the expansion of additional and renewable nuclear power sources — in order to stimulate further innovation for a hydrogen infrastructure.
Peter Hoffman, Tomorrow’s Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002).
Susan Goldman Rubin, WHAAM! The Art & Life of Roy Lichtenstein (New York: Abrams Books, 2008).