Technology's Role in Our Energy Independence

During the last election, a lot of politics and rhetoric centered around energy independence for the United States. That is one area that the White House will continue to focus on over the next four years. Significant gains in efficiency and environmentally friendly techniques have stemmed from the investment of several companies in research and development rather than simply drilling more wells. These techniques are likely to help aid in lessening our dependence on foreign energy supplies.

This is all well and good from a national security standpoint, but where can investors look to profit from this movement? The video below hopes to help answer that question by providing some of Motley Fool analyst Taylor Muckerman's top picks.

Leading the technological charge in unconventional energy productionDomestic oil and gas service companies have taken a hit in the recent past due to a slowdown in the natural gas drilling boom of the last couple of years. As this market looks to rebound, investors would be wise to consider Halliburton, one of the top companies in the business, and one of those most in tune with the domestic market. To access The Motley Fool's new premium research report on this industry stalwart, simply click here now, and learn everything you need to know about how Halliburton is positioning itself both at home and abroad.

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Taylor Muckerman

Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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