One of the peculiarities of professional futurists is that we get excited (and often worried) about things that aren't on the news yet. We call these "weak signals." If you go past the chatter and listen closely, you can get a sense of tomorrow's headlines.
The "big story" on the media right now is that with the breakthroughs of fracking, America is rapidly moving toward energy independence. We've defied Hubbert's Peak, and oil production is now getting very close to levels that we haven't seen since the 1970's.
If you dig much deeper beneath the surface, there is an even more abundant source of energy that we haven't even tapped yet.