There was a rather interesting article at Michigan Liberal a few days ago about the future of Michigan as a center for green industry. Considering Michigan's experience in engineering and automobile design, we should be the prime candidates for building an American future based on renewable energy and international independence. It may sound like a pipe-dream, but maybe if we elect a Democrat as president (assuming any of them run in Michigan) a change in our energy policy could completely change Michigan's future. We have some of the best engineering schools in the nation, connection across the country by road, low property values, and plenty of land. Hopefully, Jim Barcia is right.