In an August 21, 2014 Washington Post op-ed,
"So what is the logical big driver for the next round of growth?
The answer is investment in public infrastructure that provides life-support systems for our economy: water, transportation and energy. Some of these would be traditional, such as roads, bridges, rail, water supply and sewer systems. Some would be nontraditional, such as “smart” electric grids that are high on efficiency and flexibility and low on leakage; a major job-creating program to modernize built space to improve energy-efficiency; and an expanded, clean and safe distribution system for natural gas — the road, at last, to energy independence."
For the full opinion visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-major-infrastructure-program-could-drive-americas-next-round-of-growth/2014/08/21/42af38e2-26ff-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html?wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1.