There is already an energy research lab called NREL (National Renewable Energy Labs)
right here in Colorado. I believe NREL is also in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and there is a wind research facility in Albuquerque (sp?)
Why do we need to create another agency?
Give them more funding to facilitate their work.
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