Full Title: America’s Energy Resurgence: Sustaining Success, Confronting Challenges
Author(s): Bipartisan Policy Center’s Strategic Energy Policy Initiative
Publisher(s): Bipartisan Policy Center
Publication Date: 2/2013
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The Strategic Energy Policy Initiative, a project of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and led by a diverse 20-member Energy Board, was launched in 2011 to build the bipartisan consensus needed to tackle these challenges in the years ahead. Americans are fortunate: The nation has enormous energy strengths, greatly exceeding those of most industrialized nations. Building on these strengths to deliver affordable, secure, and reliable energy in an environmentally responsible manner is the overarching goal of the recommendations outlined in this report. Speciﬁcally, we, the Energy Board, believe U.S. energy policy should be designed to advance four core objectives:
- Pursue a diverse portfolio of energy resources;
- Improve the energy productivity of the U.S. economy;
- Accelerate innovation and technology improvements across the energy sector;
- Improve energy policy governance and accountability.
It is important to emphasize at the outset that the actions we propose in each of these areas should be viewed as a package—no single Energy Board member necessarily agrees with each individual recommendation in isolation. Taken together, however, we believe this set of recommendations provides the blueprint for a balanced and effective plan for enhancing the nation’s prosperity, energy security, and sustainable environmental quality in the 21st century.