Renewable energy is a fast growing component of America's energy production. We need the continued investment tax credits to continue to allow the R&D behind these technologies to reduce production costs. Although most renewable energy is not currently viable without tax incentives, common sense would suggest that it is part of the future.
As our technologies in America improve in removing hydrocarbons from the earth, we will have less incentive to move away from fossil fuels. Despite this recent abundance, I believe it will be important to continue to invest in new technologies for renewable energy that can be used domestically and exported.
As this article suggests, nuclear is not economically feasible and given the growth in other renewable alternatives, should not be a growing part of the future energy landscape.
The general opinion regarding the possibility of a Third Great Energy Revolution, from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, has clearly shifted. Just two years ago, when I began writing on the subject, many were highly skeptical and doubted there even was such a possibility. Today the main question seems to have become not if it will happen, but rather when.