Happy 30th birthday to the Department of Energy. I loved this line:
Prior to 1973, the United States had no coherent energy policy.
Does that mean we do now? Then, we had a number of smaller agencies, often working independently of each other, and our oil demands meant we were hostage to oil imports. Today, we have a federal department with 16,000 employees and a $25 billion budget, and our oil demands make us an evev bigger hostage of oil imports. That's progress for you!