I guess I am a lot more skeptical than you when it comes to these things.
How many times have we heard that we are close to a breakthrough. And how many times have we read stories that there were already major breakthroughs in the past, like a car running on water, that never saw the light,bare the main people involved that were killed. We even have Nikolas Tesla videos here on Farsight were you can question what happened to his most brilliant inventions that were supposedly related to free energy.
America is not even really depending on the Middle East. They were Energy-Independend under Trump, but lots of energy winning operations then got shut down by Biden. So as a matter of fact, that's a matter of choice.
Bottemline for me, I think the Deep State and other much more powerful actors are running the show when it comes to free energy. Not the president, Congress, Democrats or Republicans. Whenever the world is about to be freed, I believe these 'planet-controlling' bad entities that have captivated this planet throughout history, will come into action and use their powers to keep the planet under their control. And free energy definitely seems not to be on their agenda.
If there ever is going to be a revolution in energy, I believe is has to be a small independent operating group with very smart and mentally strong people who can't be lured into selling their invention to higher powers who will try to stop this. Possibly backed by strong brilliant persons like Elon Musk who already have enough money, and are just mainly motivated to improve things for humanity. That's where I would put my money. But happy to be proved wrong.