During a speech at a conference in Las Vegas on Monday, President Obama told the audience that there’s “an American energy revolution” underway and that Americans are beginning to take control over their own energy use. This transformation represents the future of energy use in America, according to Obama.
This transition includes moving from using fossil fuel energy to using clean energy, and from managing energy with analog technologies to managing energy with digital tech. In addition, Obama referenced the introduction of energy storage technologies like batteries that can store energy to be used when needed.
Obama said this energy revolution is facing a fight with fossil fuel companies that are trying to protect the status quo.
Earlier this summer, Bill McGibben wrote in The New Yorker about the energy revolution and how clean energy technologies are transforming the utility industry.